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Documentation Conventions (RFC0027)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003293D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Dec-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 5K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S.D. Crocker: AUTHOR


explication, and explicit questions without any attempted answers are all acceptable. The minimum length for a NWG note is one sentence.

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Network Working Group                                         S. Crocker

Request for Comments: 27                                            UCLA

                                                           9 December 69

                        DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

This note is a revision of NWG/RFC 10, 16, and 24.

The Network Working Group consists of interested people from existing

or potential ARPA network sites.  Membership is not closed.

The Network Working Group (NWG) is concerned with the HOST software,

the strategies for using the network, and initial experience with the


Documentation of the NWG's effort is through notes such as this.  Notes

may be produced at any site by anybody and included in this series.


The content of a NWG note may be any thought, suggestion, etc. related

to the HOST software or other aspect of the network.  Notes are

encouraged to be timely rather than polished.  Philosophical positions

without examples or other specifics, specific suggestions or

implementation techniques without introductory or background

explication, and explicit questions without any attempted answers are

all acceptable.  The minimum length for a NWG note is one sentence.

These standards (or lack of them) are stated explicitly for two

reasons.  First, there is a tendency to view a written statement as

ipso facto authoritative, and we hope to promote the exchange and

discussion of considerably less than authoritative ideas.  Second,

there is a natural hesitancy to publish something unpolished, and we

hope to ease this inhibition.


Every NWG note should bear the following information:

        1.  "Network Working Group"

            "Request for Comments: X" (X underscored)

              where X is a serial number.  Serial numbers are assigned

              by Steve Crocker at UCLA.

        2.  Author and affiliation

        3.  Date

        4.  Title

            The title need not be unique.