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Documentation Conventions (RFC0024) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002973D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Nov-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Oct-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 5K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S.D. Crocker: AUTHOR


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

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Network Working Group                                         S. Crocker

Request for Comments: 24                                            UCLA

                                                          21 November 69

                        DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

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

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 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



Every NWG note should bear the following information:

        1.  "Network Working Group"

            "Request for Comnments: X" (X underscored)

              where X is a serial number.  Serial numbers are

              assigned by Steve Crocker at UCLA....