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Documentation Conventions (RFC0030) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003496D
Original Publication Date: 1970-Feb-04
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, 16, 24, and 27.

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Network Working Group                                   S. Crocker

RFC-30                                                  UCLA

                                                        4 February 70

                        DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

This note is a revision of NWG/RFC 10, 16, 24, and 27.

The Network Working Group consists of interested pleople 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 network.

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



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.


One copy only will be sent from the author's site to:

        1.  Abhai Bhushan, MIT

        2.  Steve Carr, Utah

        3.  Gerry Cole, SDC

        4.  Steve Crocker, UCLA

        5.  Bill English, SRI

        6.  Jim Fry, MITRE