The "xml2rfc" Version 3 Vocabulary
RFC 7991

Document Type RFC - Informational (December 2016; Errata)
Obsoletes RFC 7749
Last updated 2017-01-16
Replaces draft-hoffman-xml2rfc
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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                             P. Hoffman
Request for Comments: 7991                                         ICANN
Obsoletes: 7749                                            December 2016
Category: Informational
ISSN: 2070-1721

                   The "xml2rfc" Version 3 Vocabulary

Abstract

   This document defines the "xml2rfc" version 3 vocabulary: an
   XML-based language used for writing RFCs and Internet-Drafts.  It is
   heavily derived from the version 2 vocabulary that is also under
   discussion.  This document obsoletes the v2 grammar described in
   RFC 7749.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
   and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to
   provide for permanent record.  It represents the consensus of the
   Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  Documents approved for
   publication by the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
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Hoffman                       Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 7991           The "xml2rfc" Version 3 Vocabulary      December 2016

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................5
      1.1. Expected Updates to the Specification ......................5
      1.2. Design Criteria for the Changes in v3 ......................6
      1.3. Differences from v2 to v3 ..................................6
           1.3.1. New Elements in v3 ..................................6
           1.3.2. New Attributes for Existing Elements ................7
           1.3.3. Elements and Attributes Deprecated from v2 ..........8
           1.3.4. Additional Changes from v2 ..........................9
      1.4. Syntax Notation ...........................................10
   2. Elements .......................................................10
      2.1. <abstract> ................................................11
      2.2. <address> .................................................12
      2.3. <annotation> ..............................................12
      2.4. <area> ....................................................13
      2.5. <artwork> .................................................13
      2.6. <aside> ...................................................17
      2.7. <author> ..................................................18
      2.8. <back> ....................................................19
      2.9. <bcp14> ...................................................20
      2.10. <blockquote> .............................................20
      2.11. <boilerplate> ............................................22
      2.12. <br> .....................................................22
      2.13. <city> ...................................................22
      2.14. <code> ...................................................22
      2.15. <country> ................................................23
      2.16. <cref> ...................................................23
      2.17. <date> ...................................................24
      2.18. <dd> .....................................................25
      2.19. <displayreference> .......................................27
      2.20. <dl> .....................................................27
      2.21. <dt> .....................................................29
      2.22. <em> .....................................................30
      2.23. <email> ..................................................31
      2.24. <eref> ...................................................31
      2.25. <figure> .................................................32
      2.26. <front> ..................................................34
      2.27. <iref> ...................................................35
      2.28. <keyword> ................................................36
      2.29. <li> .....................................................36
      2.30. <link> ...................................................38
      2.31. <middle> .................................................39
      2.32. <name> ...................................................39
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