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Network Working Group                                      J. Hildebrand
Internet-Draft                                       Cisco Systems, Inc.
Intended status: Informational                               H. Flanagan
Expires: August 18, 2014                                      RFC Editor
                                                       February 14, 2014

         HyperText Markup Language Request For Comments Format
                      draft-hildebrand-html-rfc-02

Abstract

   This document defines an HTML format that can be used for the
   production of Internet-Drafts and RFCs.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Background  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.2.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     1.3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Requirements for HTML . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  HTML Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.2.  Basic Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.1.  HTML5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
       3.2.2.  DOCTYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.3.  Root Element  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.4.  Charset Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.5.  Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.6.  Emphasis  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.7.  Comments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
       3.2.8.  Sections  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       3.2.9.  Appendices  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.10. Paragraphs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.2.11. Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.2.13. Quotes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.3.  More Elaborate Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.3.1.  Requirement Keywords  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.3.2.  Formatting the Table of Contents  . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.3.3.  SVG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.3.4.  Inline Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.3.5.  Blocks of Code  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       3.3.6.  ASCII Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       3.3.7.  Packet Formats  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   4.  Document Metadata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.1.  Document Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     4.2.  Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.3.  Abstract  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     4.4.  IPR Statements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.5.  Author  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.6.  Bibliographical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   5.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     5.1.  Self  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
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