Skip to main content

RFC Style Guide

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors John R. Levine , RFC Editor
Last updated 2021-10-09 (Latest revision 2021-04-07)
Replaced by draft-rpc-rfc7322bis
RFC stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-rpc-rfc7322bis
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


This document describes the fundamental and unique style conventions and editorial policies currently in use for the RFC Series. It captures the RFC Editor's basic requirements and offers guidance regarding the style and structure of an RFC. Additional guidance is captured on a website that reflects the experimental nature of that guidance and prepares it for future inclusion in the RFC Style Guide. This document obsoletes RFC 7322, "RFC Style Guide".


John R. Levine
RFC Editor

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)