Documentation Conventions for lines wrapping and indentation in authored work

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Authors Qin Wu  , Adrian Farrel  , Benoît Claise 
Last updated 2018-06-16
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Many documents that define YANG modules or YANG fragments also include protocol message instance data examples. IETF documentation has specific limits on line length (73 characters) and some YANG fragment example or protocol message instance data examples such as XML encoded YANG data node instance examples have to include line wraps that would not normally be allowed according to the XML representation rules of RFC7950 and RFC7952. This document lays out documentation conventions that allow authored work to be presented in IETF documentation when authored work such as YANG fragment or protocol message instance data example would otherwise exceed the maximum line length and provide consistent representation of authored work within an Internet-Draft or RFC. There are no implications in this document for YANG tools: this document does not change the rules for presenting authored work in data files or in the wire.


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