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Writing I-Ds and RFCs using XML (RFC2629)

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Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 22 page(s) / 44K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Rose: AUTHOR

Abstract

This memo presents a technique for using XML (Extensible Markup Language) as a source format for documents in the Internet-Drafts (I-Ds) and Request for Comments (RFC) series.

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Network Working Group M. Rose

Request for Comments: 2629 Invisible Worlds, Inc.

Category: Informational June 1999

Writing I-Ds and RFCs using XML

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo presents a technique for using XML (Extensible Markup

Language) as a source format for documents in the Internet-Drafts

(I-Ds) and Request for Comments (RFC) series.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2. Using the DTD to Write I-Ds and RFCs . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2.1 XML basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2.2 Front matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.2.1 The title Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2.2.2 The author Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

2.2.3 The date Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2.2.4 Meta Data Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

2.2.5 The abstract Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2.2.6 The note Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2.2.7 Status, Copyright Notice, Table of Contents . . . . . . . 9

2.2.7.1 Conformance with RFC 2026 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

2.2.8 Everything in the Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

2.3 The Middle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2.3.1 The section Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

2.3.1.1 The t Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

2.3.1.2 The list Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

2.3.1.3 The figure Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

2.3.1.4 The xref Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2.3.1.5 The eref Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

2.3.1.6 The iref Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

2.3.1.7 The vspace Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

2.4 Back matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2.4.1 The references Element . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

2.4.2 Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

2.4.3 Copyright Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

3. Processing the XML Source File . . . . . . . . . . . ...