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Network Working Group                                 J. Hildebrand, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                       Cisco Systems, Inc.
Intended status: Informational                                P. Hoffman
Expires: August 5, 2016                                            ICANN
                                                        February 2, 2016

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

Abstract

   In order to meet the evolving needs of the Internet community, the
   format for RFCs is changing from a plain-text, ASCII-only format to a
   canonical XML format that will in turn be rendered into several
   publication formats.  This document defines the HTML format that will
   be rendered for an RFC or Internet-Draft.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Requirements for the HTML Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Requirements for Accessibility  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   3.  HTML Version  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  HTML Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Common Items  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  Pilcrows  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.3.  ASCII Equivalents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.4.  Syntactic Elements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Front Matter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.1.  DOCTYPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     6.2.  Root Element  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     6.3.  Head Element  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.1.  Charset Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.2.  Document Title  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.3.  Document Metadata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
       6.3.4.  Link to XML source  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.3.5.  Link to License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.3.6.  Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.3.7.  Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.4.  Document Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.5.  Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   7.  Main Body . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   8.  Back Matter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     8.1.  Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       8.1.1.  Index Contents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       8.1.2.  Index Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       8.1.3.  Index Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       8.1.4.  Index Sub-items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.2.  Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     8.3.  Document Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   9.  Elements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     9.1.  <abstract>  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     9.2.  <address> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     9.3.  <annotation>  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
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