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Effective Terminology in IETF drafts

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Bron Gondwana
Last updated 2021-03-08 (Latest revision 2020-08-25)
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The IETF and the RFC series are trusted names, for producing high quality technical documents that make the Internet work better. While the success of our documents is variable, many of them are widely used over a long time period. As norms in the outside world change, our documents need to remain relevant and accessible to future generations of those working on the internet, everywhere in the world. This longevity of our documents, and the impossibility of predicting the future, implies that we should be conservative in the language that we send. Effective language expresses our intent with clarity, and without distraction. This document describes a glossary for increasing awareness of terms which are going to be clear and effective without turning readers away, to enable our mission of making the Internet work better.


Bron Gondwana

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