RFC Style Guide

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Replaced by RFC 7322, RFC 7322
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This document is a comprehensive summary of the style conventions and editorial policies that apply to the RFC document series. It captures the RFC Editor's fundamental requirements and offers guidance regarding the format and structure of an RFC. While in Internet-Draft format, it should be considered for discussion purposes only. Guidance in from this document will not be applied until published as an RFC. Please send your comments to rfc- interest@rfc-editor.org.


Heather Flanagan (rse@rfc-editor.org)
Sandy Ginoza (sginoza@amsl.com)

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