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RFC Style Guide

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Document Type
This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision state is "Replaced".
Expired & archived
Authors Heather Flanagan , Sandy Ginoza
Last updated 2013-05-05 (Latest revision 2012-11-01)
Replaced by draft-iab-styleguide, draft-iab-styleguide, RFC 7322
RFC stream (None)
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

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This document is a comprehensive summary of the style conventions and editorial policies that apply to the RFC document series. It captures the RFC Editor's fundamental requirements and offers guidance regarding the format and structure of an RFC. While in Internet-Draft format, it should be considered for discussion purposes only. Guidance in from this document will not be applied until published as an RFC. Please send your comments to rfc-


Heather Flanagan
Sandy Ginoza

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