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Network Working Group J. Levine, Ed. Network Working Group J. Levine, Ed.
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Obsoletes: 7991 (if approved) March 9, 2020 Obsoletes: 7991 (if approved) November 30, 2020
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The "xml2rfc" version 3 Vocabulary The "xml2rfc" version 3 Vocabulary
draft-iab-rfc7991bis-03 draft-iab-rfc7991bis-03
Abstract Abstract
This document defines the "xml2rfc" version 3 vocabulary: an XML- This document defines the "xml2rfc" version 3 vocabulary: an XML-
based language used for writing RFCs and Internet-Drafts. It is based language used for writing RFCs and Internet-Drafts. It is
heavily derived from the version 2 vocabulary that is also under heavily derived from the version 2 vocabulary that is also under
discussion. This document obsoletes the earlier v3 grammar described discussion. This document obsoletes the earlier v3 grammar described
in RFC 7991, which in turn obsoleted the v2 grammar in RFC 7749. in RFC 7991, which in turn obsoleted the v2 grammar in RFC 7749.
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Table of Contents Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.1. Expected Updates to the Specification . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.1. Expected Updates to the Specification . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.2. Design Criteria for the Changes in v3 . . . . . . . . . . 5 1.2. Design Criteria for the Changes in v3 . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.3. Differences from RFC 7991 in This Document . . . . . . . 6 1.3. Differences from RFC 7991 in This Document . . . . . . . 6
1.4. Differences from v2 to v3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.4. Differences from v2 to v3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.4.1. New Elements in v3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.4.1. New Elements in v3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.4.2. New Attributes for Existing Elements . . . . . . . . 7 1.4.2. New Attributes for Existing Elements . . . . . . . . 8
1.4.3. Elements and Attributes Deprecated from v2 . . . . . 8 1.4.3. Elements and Attributes Deprecated from v2 . . . . . 9
1.4.4. Additional Changes from v2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.4.4. Additional Changes from v2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1.5. Syntax Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.5. Syntax Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2. Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2. Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.1. <abstract> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.1. <abstract> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.2. <address> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.2. <address> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.3. <annotation> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.3. <annotation> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.4. <area> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.4. <area> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.5. <artset> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.5. <artset> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.6. <artwork> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2.6. <artwork> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
2.7. <aside> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.7. <aside> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2.8. <author> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2.8. <author> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
2.9. <back> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2.9. <back> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.10. <bcp14> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.10. <bcp14> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.11. <blockquote> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.11. <blockquote> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.12. <boilerplate> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.12. <boilerplate> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.13. <city> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.13. <city> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.14. <cityarea> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2.14. <cityarea> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.15. <code> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.15. <code> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2.16. <country> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.16. <contact> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
2.17. <cref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 2.17. <country> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
2.18. <date> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 2.18. <cref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2.19. <dd> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 2.19. <date> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
2.20. <displayreference> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2.20. <dd> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
2.21. <dl> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.21. <displayreference> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
2.22. <dt> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2.22. <dl> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
2.23. <em> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 2.23. <dt> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
2.24. <email> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 2.24. <em> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
2.25. <eref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 2.25. <email> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
2.26. <extaddr> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2.26. <eref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
2.27. <figure> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 2.27. <extaddr> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
2.28. <front> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 2.28. <figure> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
2.29. <iref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 2.29. <front> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
2.30. <keyword> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 2.30. <iref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
2.31. <li> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 2.31. <keyword> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
2.32. <link> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 2.32. <li> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
2.33. <middle> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2.33. <link> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
2.34. <name> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 2.34. <middle> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
2.35. <note> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 2.35. <name> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
2.36. <ol> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2.36. <note> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
2.37. <organization> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2.37. <ol> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
2.38. <phone> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2.38. <organization> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
2.39. <pobox> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 2.39. <phone> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
2.40. <postal> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 2.40. <pobox> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
2.41. <postalLine> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2.41. <postal> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
2.42. <refcontent> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 2.42. <postalLine> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
2.43. <reference> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 2.43. <refcontent> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
2.44. <referencegroup> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 2.44. <reference> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
2.45. <references> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 2.45. <referencegroup> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
2.46. <region> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 2.46. <references> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
2.47. <relref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 2.47. <region> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
2.48. <rfc> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 2.48. <relref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
2.49. <section> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 2.49. <rfc> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
2.50. <seriesInfo> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 2.50. <section> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
2.51. <sortingcode> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 2.51. <seriesInfo> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
2.52. <sourcecode> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 2.52. <sortingcode> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
2.53. <street> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 2.53. <sourcecode> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
2.54. <strong> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 2.54. <street> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
2.55. <sub> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 2.55. <strong> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
2.56. <sup> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 2.56. <sub> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
2.57. <t> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 2.57. <sup> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
2.58. <table> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 2.58. <t> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
2.59. <tbody> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 2.59. <table> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
2.60. <td> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 2.60. <tbody> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
2.61. <tfoot> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 2.61. <td> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
2.62. <th> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 2.62. <tfoot> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
2.63. <thead> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 2.63. <th> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
2.64. <title> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 2.64. <thead> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
2.65. <tr> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 2.65. <title> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
2.66. <tt> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 2.66. <tr> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
2.67. <ul> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 2.67. <tt> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
2.68. <uri> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 2.68. <ul> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
2.69. <workgroup> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 2.69. <uri> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
2.70. <xref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 2.70. <workgroup> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
3. Elements from v2 That Have Been Deprecated . . . . . . . . . 78 2.71. <xref> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
3.1. <c> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
3.2. <facsimile> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 3. Elements from v2 That Have Been Deprecated . . . . . . . . . 82
3.3. <format> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 3.1. <c> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
3.4. <list> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 3.2. <facsimile> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
3.5. <postamble> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 3.3. <format> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
3.6. <preamble> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 3.4. <list> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
3.7. <spanx> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 3.5. <postamble> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
3.8. <texttable> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 3.6. <preamble> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
3.9. <ttcol> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 3.7. <spanx> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
3.10. <vspace> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 3.8. <texttable> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
4. SVG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 3.9. <ttcol> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
5. Use of CDATA Structures and Escaping . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 3.10. <vspace> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
6. Internationalization Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 4. SVG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
7. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 5. Use of CDATA Structures and Escaping . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
8. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 6. Internationalization Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
8.1. Internet Media Type Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 7. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
8.2. Link Relation Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 8. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
9. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 8.1. Internet Media Type Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
9.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 8.2. Link Relation Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
9.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 9. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Appendix A. Front-Page ("Boilerplate") Generation . . . . . . . 93 9.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
A.1. The "ipr" Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 9.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
A.1.1. Current Values: "*trust200902" . . . . . . . . . . . 93 9.3. Editorial References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
A.1.2. Historic Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Appendix A. Front-Page ("Boilerplate") Generation . . . . . . . 98
A.2. The "submissionType" Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 A.1. The "category" Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
A.3. The "consensus" Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 A.2. The "ipr" Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Appendix B. The v3 Format and Processing Tools . . . . . . . . . 97 A.2.1. Current Values: "*trust200902" . . . . . . . . . . . 98
B.1. Including External Text with XInclude . . . . . . . . . . 98 A.2.2. Historic Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
B.2. Anchors and IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 A.3. The "submissionType" Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
B.2.1. Overlapping Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 A.4. The "consensus" Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
B.3. Attributes Controlled by the Prep Tool . . . . . . . . . 101 Appendix B. The v3 Format and Processing Tools . . . . . . . . . 102
Appendix C. RELAX NG Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 B.1. Including External Text with XInclude . . . . . . . . . . 103
Appendix D. Schema Differences from v2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 B.2. Anchors and IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 B.2.1. Overlapping Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
IAB Members at the Time of Approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 B.3. Attributes Controlled by the Prep Tool . . . . . . . . . 106
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Appendix C. RELAX NG Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 Appendix D. Schema Differences from v2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Appendix E. Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
E.1. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
E.2. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
E.3. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
E.4. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
IAB Members at the Time of Approval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
This document describes version 3 ("v3") of the "xml2rfc" vocabulary: This document describes version 3 ("v3") of the "xml2rfc" vocabulary:
an XML-based language ("Extensible Markup Language" [XML]) used for an XML-based language ("Extensible Markup Language" [XML]) used for
writing RFCs [RFC7322] and Internet-Drafts [IDGUIDE]. writing RFCs [RFC7322] and Internet-Drafts [IDGUIDE].
This document obsoletes [RFC7991], [RFC7991] obsoleted the version 2 This document obsoletes [RFC7991], [RFC7991] obsoleted the version 2
vocabulary ("v2") [RFC7749], which contains the extended language vocabulary ("v2") [RFC7749], which contains the extended language
definition. [RFC7749] obsolted the original version ("v1") definition. [RFC7749] obsolted the original version ("v1")
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o Added the "align" attribute to <table>. Made the table title o Added the "align" attribute to <table>. Made the table title
centered under the table. centered under the table.
o The <name> element now allows many more elements inside of it. o The <name> element now allows many more elements inside of it.
o Redefined <references> to allow <references> within it. In the o Redefined <references> to allow <references> within it. In the
typical case, an outer <references> will be used to hold an inner typical case, an outer <references> will be used to hold an inner
<references> for normative references and an inner <references> to <references> for normative references and an inner <references> to
hold informative references. hold informative references.
o Un-deprecated metadata attributes on the <rfc> element (with the
intent to restore v2 semantics of <seriesInfo> as well).
o Added <contact> element.
o Allowed multiple <email> elements in <address>.
o Added "markers" attribute to <sourcecode> element.
o Added "brackets" attribute to <eref> element.
1.4. Differences from v2 to v3 1.4. Differences from v2 to v3
This is a (hopefully) complete list of all the technical changes This is a (hopefully) complete list of all the technical changes
between [RFC7749] and this document. between [RFC7749] and this document.
1.4.1. New Elements in v3 1.4.1. New Elements in v3
o Add <dl>, <ul>, and <ol> as new ways to make lists. This is a o Add <dl>, <ul>, and <ol> as new ways to make lists. This is a
significant change from v2 in that the child under these elements significant change from v2 in that the child under these elements
is <li>, not <t>. <li> has a model of either containing one or is <li>, not <t>. <li> has a model of either containing one or
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o Deprecate the "alt" and "src" attributes in <figure> because they o Deprecate the "alt" and "src" attributes in <figure> because they
overlap with the attributes in <artwork>. overlap with the attributes in <artwork>.
o Deprecate the "xml:space" attribute in <artwork> because there was o Deprecate the "xml:space" attribute in <artwork> because there was
only one useful value. Deprecate the "height" and "width" only one useful value. Deprecate the "height" and "width"
attributes in both <artwork> and <figure> because they are not attributes in both <artwork> and <figure> because they are not
needed for the new output formats. needed for the new output formats.
o Deprecate the "pageno" attribute in <xref> because it was unused o Deprecate the "pageno" attribute in <xref> because it was unused
in v2. Deprecate the "none" values for the "format" attribute in in v2.
<xref> because it makes no sense semantically.
1.4.4. Additional Changes from v2 1.4.4. Additional Changes from v2
o Allow non-ASCII characters in the format; the characters that are o Allow non-ASCII characters in the format; the characters that are
actually allowed will be determined by the RFC Series Editor. actually allowed will be determined by the RFC Series Editor.
o Allow <artwork> and <sourcecode> to be used on their own in o Allow <artwork> and <sourcecode> to be used on their own in
<section> (no longer confine them to a figure). <section> (no longer confine them to a figure).
o Give more specifics of handling the "type" attribute in <artwork>. o Give more specifics of handling the "type" attribute in <artwork>.
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when used in the <front> for the document's boilerplate text. when used in the <front> for the document's boilerplate text.
o In <postal>, allow the sub-elements to be in any order. Also o In <postal>, allow the sub-elements to be in any order. Also
allow the inclusion of the new <postalLine> instead of the older allow the inclusion of the new <postalLine> instead of the older
elements. elements.
o In <section>, restrict the names of the anchors that can be used o In <section>, restrict the names of the anchors that can be used
on some types of sections. on some types of sections.
o Make <seriesInfo> a child of <front>, and deprecated it as a child o Make <seriesInfo> a child of <front>, and deprecated it as a child
of <reference>. This also deprecates some of the attributes from of <reference>.
<rfc> and moves them into <seriesInfo>.
o <t> now only contains non-block elements, so it no longer contains o <t> now only contains non-block elements, so it no longer contains
<figure> elements. <figure> elements.
o Do not generate the grammar from a DTD, but instead get it o Do not generate the grammar from a DTD, but instead get it
directly from the RELAX Next Generation (RNG) grammar [RNG]. directly from the RELAX Next Generation (RNG) grammar [RNG].
1.5. Syntax Notation 1.5. Syntax Notation
The XML vocabulary here is defined in prose, based on the RELAX NG The XML vocabulary here is defined in prose, based on the RELAX NG
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renderers that display different fonts for ideographic characters renderers that display different fonts for ideographic characters
used in China and Japan. The xml:base attribute is sometimes added used in China and Japan. The xml:base attribute is sometimes added
to an XML file when doing XML-to-XML conversion where the base file to an XML file when doing XML-to-XML conversion where the base file
has XInclude attributes (see Appendix B.1). has XInclude attributes (see Appendix B.1).
2.1. <abstract> 2.1. <abstract>
Contains the Abstract of the document. See [RFC7322] for more Contains the Abstract of the document. See [RFC7322] for more
information on restrictions for the Abstract. information on restrictions for the Abstract.
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: Content model:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
o <dl> elements (Section 2.21) o <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
o <ol> elements (Section 2.36) o <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
o <t> elements (Section 2.57) o <t> elements (Section 2.58)
o <ul> elements (Section 2.67) o <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
2.1.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.1.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the Abstract. Document-wide unique identifier for the Abstract.
2.2. <address> 2.2. <address>
Provides address information for the author. Provides address information for the author.
This element appears as a child element of <author> (Section 2.8). This element appears as a child element of <author> (Section 2.8) and
<contact> (Section 2.16).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <postal> element (Section 2.40) 1. One optional <postal> element (Section 2.41)
2. One optional <phone> element (Section 2.38) 2. One optional <phone> element (Section 2.39)
3. One optional <facsimile> element (Section 3.2) 3. One optional <facsimile> element (Section 3.2)
4. One optional <email> element (Section 2.24) 4. Optional <email> elements (Section 2.25)
5. One optional <uri> element (Section 2.68) 5. One optional <uri> element (Section 2.69)
2.3. <annotation> 2.3. <annotation>
Provides additional prose augmenting a bibliographic reference. This Provides additional prose augmenting a bibliographic reference. This
text is intended to be shown after the rest of the generated text is intended to be shown after the rest of the generated
reference text. reference text.
This element appears as a child element of <reference> This element appears as a child element of <reference>
(Section 2.43). (Section 2.44).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7) o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.4. <area> 2.4. <area>
Provides information about the IETF area to which this document Provides information about the IETF area to which this document
relates (currently not used when generating documents). relates (currently not used when generating documents).
The value ought to be either the full name or the abbreviation of one The value ought to be either the full name or the abbreviation of one
of the IETF areas as listed on <http://www.ietf.org/iesg/area.html>. of the IETF areas as listed on <http://www.ietf.org/iesg/area.html>.
A list of full names and abbreviations will be kept by the RFC Series A list of full names and abbreviations will be kept by the RFC Series
Editor. Editor.
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.5. <artset> 2.5. <artset>
This element allows for the support of alternative artwork formats. This element allows for the support of alternative artwork formats.
This will allow the renderer to pick the most appropriate <artwork> This will allow the renderer to pick the most appropriate <artwork>
instance for its format from the alternatives present within an instance for its format from the alternatives present within an
<artset> element. <artset> element.
If more than one <artwork> element is found within an <artset> If more than one <artwork> element is found within an <artset>
element, with the same "type" attribute, the rendere could select the element, with the same "type" attribute, the rendere could select the
first one, or possibly choose between the alternative instances based first one, or possibly choose between the alternative instances based
on the output format and some quality of the alternative instances on the output format and some quality of the alternative instances
that made one more suitable than the other for that particular that made one more suitable than the other for that particular
format, such as size, aspect ration, etc. format, such as size, aspect ration, etc.
This element appears as a child element of <aside> (Section 2.7), This element appears as a child element of <aside> (Section 2.7),
<blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.19), <figure> <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.20), <figure>
(Section 2.27), <li> (Section 2.31), <section> (Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.28), <li> (Section 2.32), <section> (Section 2.50), <td>
(Section 2.60), and <th> (Section 2.62). (Section 2.61), and <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) One or more <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
2.5.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.5.1. "anchor" Attribute
Same as for the <artwork> element (Section 2.6). Same as for the <artwork> element (Section 2.6).
2.6. <artwork> 2.6. <artwork>
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Formatters that do pagination should attempt to keep artwork on a Formatters that do pagination should attempt to keep artwork on a
single page. This is to prevent artwork that is split across pages single page. This is to prevent artwork that is split across pages
from looking like two separate pieces of artwork. from looking like two separate pieces of artwork.
See Section 5 for a description of how to deal with issues of using See Section 5 for a description of how to deal with issues of using
"&" and "<" characters in artwork. "&" and "<" characters in artwork.
This element appears as a child element of <artset> (Section 2.5), This element appears as a child element of <artset> (Section 2.5),
<aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> <aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd>
(Section 2.19), <figure> (Section 2.27), <li> (Section 2.31), (Section 2.20), <figure> (Section 2.28), <li> (Section 2.32),
<section> (Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.60), and <th> <section> (Section 2.50), <td> (Section 2.61), and <th>
(Section 2.62). (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
Either: Either:
Text Text
Or: Or:
<svg> elements (Section 4) <svg> elements (Section 4)
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2.6.9. "xml:space" Attribute 2.6.9. "xml:space" Attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
2.7. <aside> 2.7. <aside>
This element is a container for content that is semantically less This element is a container for content that is semantically less
important or tangential to the content that surrounds it. important or tangential to the content that surrounds it.
This element appears as a child element of <section> (Section 2.49). This element appears as a child element of <section> (Section 2.50).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o <artset> elements (Section 2.5) o <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
o <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) o <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
o <dl> elements (Section 2.21) o <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
o <figure> elements (Section 2.27) o <figure> elements (Section 2.28)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <ol> elements (Section 2.36) o <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
o <t> elements (Section 2.57) o <t> elements (Section 2.58)
o <table> elements (Section 2.58)
o <ul> elements (Section 2.67) o <table> elements (Section 2.59)
o <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
2.7.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.7.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this aside. Document-wide unique identifier for this aside.
2.8. <author> 2.8. <author>
Provides information about a document's author. This is used both Provides information about a document's author. This is used both
for the document itself (at the beginning of the document) and for for the document itself (at the beginning of the document) and for
referenced documents. referenced documents.
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Note that an "author" can also be just an organization (by not Note that an "author" can also be just an organization (by not
specifying any of the "name" attributes, but adding the specifying any of the "name" attributes, but adding the
<organization> child element). <organization> child element).
Furthermore, the "role" attribute can be used to mark an author as Furthermore, the "role" attribute can be used to mark an author as
"editor". This is reflected both on the front page and in the "editor". This is reflected both on the front page and in the
"Author's Address" section, as well as in bibliographic references. "Author's Address" section, as well as in bibliographic references.
Note that this specification does not define a precise meaning for Note that this specification does not define a precise meaning for
the term "editor". the term "editor".
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <organization> element (Section 2.37) 1. One optional <organization> element (Section 2.38)
2. One optional <address> element (Section 2.2) 2. One optional <address> element (Section 2.2)
2.8.1. "asciiFullname" Attribute 2.8.1. "asciiFullname" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the author's full name. The ASCII equivalent of the author's full name.
2.8.2. "asciiInitials" Attribute 2.8.2. "asciiInitials" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the author's initials, to be used in The ASCII equivalent of the author's initials, to be used in
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The author's surname, to be used in conjunction with the separately The author's surname, to be used in conjunction with the separately
specified initials. It usually appears on the front page, in specified initials. It usually appears on the front page, in
footers, and in references. footers, and in references.
2.9. <back> 2.9. <back>
Contains the "back" part of the document: the references and Contains the "back" part of the document: the references and
appendices. In <back>, <section> elements indicate appendices. appendices. In <back>, <section> elements indicate appendices.
This element appears as a child element of <rfc> (Section 2.48). This element appears as a child element of <rfc> (Section 2.49).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. Optional <displayreference> elements (Section 2.20) 1. Optional <displayreference> elements (Section 2.21)
2. One <references> element (Section 2.45) 2. One <references> element (Section 2.46)
3. Optional <section> elements (Section 2.49) 3. Optional <section> elements (Section 2.50)
2.10. <bcp14> 2.10. <bcp14>
Marks text that are phrases defined in [BCP14] such as "MUST", Marks text that are phrases defined in [BCP14] such as "MUST",
"SHOULD NOT", and so on. When shown in some of the output "SHOULD NOT", and so on. When shown in some of the output
representations, the text in this element might be highlighted. The representations, the text in this element might be highlighted. The
use of this element is optional. use of this element is optional.
This element is only to be used around the actual phrase from BCP 14, This element is only to be used around the actual phrase from BCP 14,
not the full definition of a requirement. For example, it is correct not the full definition of a requirement. For example, it is correct
to say "The packet <bcp14>MUST</bcp14> be dropped.", but it is not to say "The packet <bcp14>MUST</bcp14> be dropped.", but it is not
correct to say "<bcp14>The packet MUST be dropped.</bcp14>". correct to say "<bcp14>The packet MUST be dropped.</bcp14>".
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt>
(Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.23), <li> (Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.23), <em> (Section 2.24), <li> (Section 2.32), <name>
(Section 2.34), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <refcontent> (Section 2.35), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <refcontent>
(Section 2.42), <strong> (Section 2.54), <sub> (Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.43), <strong> (Section 2.55), <sub> (Section 2.56), <sup>
(Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.57), <t> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th>
(Section 2.62), and <tt> (Section 2.66). (Section 2.63), and <tt> (Section 2.67).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.11. <blockquote> 2.11. <blockquote>
Specifies that a block of text is a quotation. Specifies that a block of text is a quotation.
This element appears as a child element of <li> (Section 2.31) and This element appears as a child element of <li> (Section 2.32) and
<section> (Section 2.49). <section> (Section 2.50).
Content model: Content model:
Either: Either:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* <artset> elements (Section 2.5) * <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
* <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) * <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
* <dl> elements (Section 2.21) * <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
* <figure> elements (Section 2.27)
* <ol> elements (Section 2.36) * <figure> elements (Section 2.28)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.52) * <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
* <t> elements (Section 2.57) * <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.53)
* <table> elements (Section 2.58) * <t> elements (Section 2.58)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.67) * <table> elements (Section 2.59)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
Or: Or:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* Text * Text
* <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) * <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
* <cref> elements (Section 2.17) * <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
* <em> elements (Section 2.23) * <em> elements (Section 2.24)
* <eref> elements (Section 2.25) * <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
* <iref> elements (Section 2.29) * <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
* <relref> elements (Section 2.47) * <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
* <strong> elements (Section 2.54) * <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
* <sub> elements (Section 2.55) * <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
* <sup> elements (Section 2.56) * <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
* <tt> elements (Section 2.66) * <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
* <xref> elements (Section 2.70) * <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.11.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.11.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this quotation. Document-wide unique identifier for this quotation.
2.11.2. "cite" Attribute 2.11.2. "cite" Attribute
The source of the citation. This must be a URI. If the "quotedFrom" The source of the citation. This must be a URI. If the "quotedFrom"
attribute is given, this URI will be used by processing tools as the attribute is given, this URI will be used by processing tools as the
link for the text of that attribute. link for the text of that attribute.
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quotation. quotation.
2.12. <boilerplate> 2.12. <boilerplate>
Holds the boilerplate text for the document. This element is filled Holds the boilerplate text for the document. This element is filled
in by the prep tool. in by the prep tool.
This element contains <section> elements. Every <section> element in This element contains <section> elements. Every <section> element in
this element must have the "numbered" attribute set to "false". this element must have the "numbered" attribute set to "false".
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <section> elements (Section 2.49) One or more <section> elements (Section 2.50)
2.13. <city> 2.13. <city>
Gives the city name in a postal address. Gives the city name in a postal address.
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.13.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.13.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the city name. The ASCII equivalent of the city name.
2.14. <cityarea> 2.14. <cityarea>
TBD TBD
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.14.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.14.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the city area name. The ASCII equivalent of the city area name.
2.15. <code> 2.15. <code>
Gives the postal region code. Gives the postal region code.
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.15.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.15.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the postal code. The ASCII equivalent of the postal code.
2.16. <country> 2.16. <contact>
Provides information about a contact, such as a contributor to be
mentioned in an "Acknowledgements" section.
This element appears as a child element of <section> (Section 2.50).
Content model:
In this order:
1. One optional <organization> element (Section 2.38)
2. One optional <address> element (Section 2.2)
2.16.1. "asciiFullname" Attribute
See the corresponding attribute on <author> element (Section 2.8.1).
2.16.2. "asciiInitials" Attribute
See the corresponding attribute on <author> element (Section 2.8.2).
2.16.3. "asciiSurname" Attribute
See the corresponding attribute on <author> element (Section 2.8.3).
2.16.4. "fullname" Attribute
See the corresponding attribute on <author> element (Section 2.8.4).
2.16.5. "initials" Attribute
See the corresponding attribute on <author> element (Section 2.8.5).
2.16.6. "surname" Attribute
See the corresponding attribute on <author> element (Section 2.8.7).
2.17. <country>
Gives the country name or code in a postal address. Gives the country name or code in a postal address.
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.16.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.17.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the country name. The ASCII equivalent of the country name.
2.17. <cref> 2.18. <cref>
Represents a comment. Represents a comment.
Comments can be used in a document while it is work in progress. Comments can be used in a document while it is work in progress.
They might appear either inline and visually highlighted, at the end They might appear either inline and visually highlighted, at the end
of the document, or not at all, depending on the formatting tool. of the document, or not at all, depending on the formatting tool.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <c> (Section 3.1), <dd> (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <c> (Section 3.1), <dd>
(Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.23), <li> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em> (Section 2.24), <li>
(Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), <postamble> (Section 3.5), (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35), <postamble> (Section 3.5),
<preamble> (Section 3.6), <strong> (Section 2.54), <sub> <preamble> (Section 3.6), <strong> (Section 2.55), <sub>
(Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.56), <sup> (Section 2.57), <t> (Section 2.58), <td>
(Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.62), <tt> (Section 2.66), and <ttcol> (Section 2.61), <th> (Section 2.63), <tt> (Section 2.67), and <ttcol>
(Section 3.9). (Section 3.9).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.17.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.18.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this comment. Document-wide unique identifier for this comment.
2.17.2. "display" Attribute 2.18.2. "display" Attribute
Suggests whether or not the comment should be displayed by formatting Suggests whether or not the comment should be displayed by formatting
tools. This might be set to "false" if you want to keep a comment in tools. This might be set to "false" if you want to keep a comment in
a document after the contents of the comment have already been dealt a document after the contents of the comment have already been dealt
with. with.
Cross-referencing (Section 2.71) a comment with "display" set to
"false" is an error.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
o "false" o "false"
2.17.3. "source" Attribute 2.18.3. "source" Attribute
Holds the "source" of a comment, such as the name or the initials of Holds the "source" of a comment, such as the name or the initials of
the person who made the comment. the person who made the comment.
2.18. <date> 2.19. <date>
Provides information about the publication date. This element is Provides information about the publication date. This element is
used for two cases: the boilerplate of the document being produced, used for two cases: the boilerplate of the document being produced,
and inside bibliographic references that use the <front> element. and inside bibliographic references that use the <front> element.
Boilerplate for Internet-Drafts and RFCs: This element defines the Boilerplate for Internet-Drafts and RFCs: This element defines the
date of publication for the current document (Internet-Draft or date of publication for the current document (Internet-Draft or
RFC). When producing Internet-Drafts, the prep tool uses this RFC). When producing Internet-Drafts, the prep tool uses this
date to compute the expiration date (see [IDGUIDE]). When one or date to compute the expiration date (see [IDGUIDE]). When one or
more of "year", "month", or "day" are left out, the prep tool will more of "year", "month", or "day" are left out, the prep tool will
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is, the tool will not allow a submitter to specify a date other is, the tool will not allow a submitter to specify a date other
than the day of submission. To avoid this problem, authors might than the day of submission. To avoid this problem, authors might
simply not include a <date> element in the boilerplate. simply not include a <date> element in the boilerplate.
Bibliographic references: In dates in <reference> elements, the date Bibliographic references: In dates in <reference> elements, the date
information can have prose text for the month or year. For information can have prose text for the month or year. For
example, vague dates (year="ca. 2000"), date ranges example, vague dates (year="ca. 2000"), date ranges
(year="2012-2013"), non-specific months (month="Second quarter"), (year="2012-2013"), non-specific months (month="Second quarter"),
and so on are allowed. and so on are allowed.
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: this element does not have any contents. Content model: this element does not have any contents.
2.18.1. "day" Attribute 2.19.1. "day" Attribute
The day of publication. The day of publication.
2.18.2. "month" Attribute 2.19.2. "month" Attribute
The month or months of publication. The month or months of publication.
2.18.3. "year" Attribute 2.19.3. "year" Attribute
The year or years of publication. The year or years of publication.
2.19. <dd> 2.20. <dd>
The definition part of an entry in a definition list. The definition part of an entry in a definition list.
This element appears as a child element of <dl> (Section 2.21). This element appears as a child element of <dl> (Section 2.22).
Content model: Content model:
Either: Either:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* <artset> elements (Section 2.5) * <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
* <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) * <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
* <dl> elements (Section 2.21) * <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
* <figure> elements (Section 2.27)
* <ol> elements (Section 2.36) * <figure> elements (Section 2.28)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.52) * <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.53)
* <t> elements (Section 2.57) * <t> elements (Section 2.58)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.67) * <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
Or: Or:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* Text * Text
* <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) * <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
* <cref> elements (Section 2.17) * <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
* <em> elements (Section 2.23) * <em> elements (Section 2.24)
* <eref> elements (Section 2.25) * <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
* <iref> elements (Section 2.29) * <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
* <relref> elements (Section 2.47) * <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
* <strong> elements (Section 2.54) * <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
* <sub> elements (Section 2.55) * <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
* <sup> elements (Section 2.56)
* <tt> elements (Section 2.66) * <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
* <xref> elements (Section 2.70) * <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
2.19.1. "anchor" Attribute * <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.20.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this definition. Document-wide unique identifier for this definition.
2.20. <displayreference> 2.21. <displayreference>
This element gives a mapping between the anchor of a reference and a This element gives a mapping between the anchor of a reference and a
name that will be displayed instead. This allows authors to display name that will be displayed instead. This allows authors to display
more mnemonic anchor names for automatically included references. more mnemonic anchor names for automatically included references.
The mapping in this element only applies to <xref> elements whose The mapping in this element only applies to <xref> elements whose
format is "default". For example, if the reference uses the anchor format is "default". For example, if the reference uses the anchor
"RFC6949", the following would cause that anchor in the body of "RFC6949", the following would cause that anchor in the body of
displayed documents to be "RFC-dev": displayed documents to be "RFC-dev":
<displayreference target="RFC6949" to="RFC-dev"/> <displayreference target="RFC6949" to="RFC-dev"/>
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It is expected that this element will only be valid in input It is expected that this element will only be valid in input
documents. It will likely be removed by prep tools when preparing a documents. It will likely be removed by prep tools when preparing a
final version after those tools have replaced all of the associated final version after those tools have replaced all of the associated
anchors, targets, and "derivedContent" attributes. anchors, targets, and "derivedContent" attributes.
This element appears as a child element of <back> (Section 2.9). This element appears as a child element of <back> (Section 2.9).
Content model: this element does not have any contents. Content model: this element does not have any contents.
2.20.1. "target" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.21.1. "target" Attribute (Mandatory)
This attribute must be the name of an anchor in a <reference> or This attribute must be the name of an anchor in a <reference> or
<referencegroup> element. <referencegroup> element.
2.20.2. "to" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.21.2. "to" Attribute (Mandatory)
This attribute is a name that will be displayed as the anchor instead This attribute is a name that will be displayed as the anchor instead
of the anchor that is given in the <reference> element. The string of the anchor that is given in the <reference> element. The string
given must start with one of the following characters: 0-9, a-z, or given must start with one of the following characters: 0-9, a-z, or
A-Z. The other characters in the string must be 0-9, a-z, A-Z, "-", A-Z. The other characters in the string must be 0-9, a-z, A-Z, "-",
".", or "_". ".", or "_".
2.21. <dl> 2.22. <dl>
A definition list. Each entry has a pair of elements: a term (<dt>) A definition list. Each entry has a pair of elements: a term (<dt>)
and a definition (<dd>). (This is slightly different and simpler and a definition (<dd>). (This is slightly different and simpler
than the model used in HTML, which allows for multiple terms for a than the model used in HTML, which allows for multiple terms for a
single definition.) single definition.)
This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1), This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1),
<aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> <aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd>
(Section 2.19), <li> (Section 2.31), <note> (Section 2.35), <section> (Section 2.20), <li> (Section 2.32), <note> (Section 2.36), <section>
(Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.60), and <th> (Section 2.62). (Section 2.50), <td> (Section 2.61), and <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
One or more sequences of: One or more sequences of:
1. One <dt> element 1. One <dt> element
2. One <dd> element 2. One <dd> element
2.21.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.22.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the list. Document-wide unique identifier for the list.
2.21.2. "indent" Attribute 2.22.2. "indent" Attribute
Indicates the indentation to be used for the rendering of the second Indicates the indentation to be used for the rendering of the second
and following lines of the item (the first line starts with the term, and following lines of the item (the first line starts with the term,
and is not indented). The indentation amount is interpreted as and is not indented). The indentation amount is interpreted as
characters when rendering plain-text documents, and en-space units characters when rendering plain-text documents, and en-space units
when rendering in formats that have richer typographic support such when rendering in formats that have richer typographic support such
as HTML or PDF. One en-space is assumed to be the length of 0.5 em- as HTML or PDF. One en-space is assumed to be the length of 0.5 em-
space in CSS units. space in CSS units.
2.21.3. "newline" Attribute 2.22.3. "newline" Attribute
The "newline" attribute defines whether or not the term appears on The "newline" attribute defines whether or not the term appears on
the same line as the definition. newline="true" indicates that the the same line as the definition. newline="false" indicates that the
term is to the left of the definition, while newline="false" term is to the left of the definition, while newline="true" indicates
indicates that the term will be on a separate line. that the term will be on a separate line.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "false" o "false" (default)
o "true" (default) o "true"
2.21.4. "spacing" Attribute 2.22.4. "spacing" Attribute
Defines whether or not there is a blank line between entries. Defines whether or not there is a blank line between entries.
spacing="normal" indicates a single blank line, while spacing="normal" indicates a single blank line, while
spacing="compact" indicates no space between. spacing="compact" indicates no space between.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "normal" (default) o "normal" (default)
o "compact" o "compact"
2.22. <dt> 2.23. <dt>
The term being defined in a definition list. The term being defined in a definition list.
This element appears as a child element of <dl> (Section 2.21). This element appears as a child element of <dl> (Section 2.22).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.22.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.23.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this term. Document-wide unique identifier for this term.
2.23. <em> 2.24. <em>
Indicates text that is semantically emphasized. Text enclosed within Indicates text that is semantically emphasized. Text enclosed within
this element will be displayed as italic after processing. This this element will be displayed as italic after processing. This
element can be combined with other character formatting elements, and element can be combined with other character formatting elements, and
the formatting will be additive. the formatting will be additive.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.17), (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.18),
<dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <li> (Section 2.31), <name> <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <li> (Section 2.32), <name>
(Section 2.34), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <refcontent> (Section 2.35), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <refcontent>
(Section 2.42), <strong> (Section 2.54), <sub> (Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.43), <strong> (Section 2.55), <sub> (Section 2.56), <sup>
(Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.57), <t> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th>
(Section 2.62), and <tt> (Section 2.66). (Section 2.63), and <tt> (Section 2.67).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.24. <email> 2.25. <email>
Provides an email address. Provides an email address.
The value is expected to be the addr-spec defined in Section 2 of The value is expected to be the addr-spec defined in Section 2 of
[RFC6068]. [RFC6068].
This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2). This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.24.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.25.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the author's email address. This is only The ASCII equivalent of the author's email address. This is only
used if the email address has any internationalized components. used if the email address has any internationalized components.
2.25. <eref> 2.26. <eref>
Represents an "external" link (as specified in the "target" Represents an "external" link (as specified in the "target"
attribute). This is useful for embedding URIs in the body of a attribute). This is useful for embedding URIs in the body of a
document. document.
If the <eref> element has non-empty text content, formatters should If the <eref> element has non-empty text content, formatters should
use the content as the displayed text that is linked. Otherwise, the use the content as the displayed text that is linked. Otherwise, the
formatter should use the value of the "target" attribute as the formatter should use the value of the "target" attribute as the
displayed text. Formatters will link the displayed text to the value displayed text. Formatters will link the displayed text to the value
of the "target" attribute in a manner appropriate for the output of the "target" attribute in a manner appropriate for the output
format. format.
For example, with an input of: For example, with an input of:
This is described at This is described at
<eref target="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html"/>. <eref target="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html"/>.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
This is described at This is described at
<a href="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html"> <a href="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html">
http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html</a>. http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html</a>.
With an input of: With an input of:
This is described This is described
<eref target="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html"> <eref target="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html">
in this interesting report</eref>. in this interesting report</eref>.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
This is described This is described
<a href="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html"> <a href="http://www.example.com/reports/r12.html">
in this interesting report</a>. in this interesting report</a>.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <c> (Section 3.1), <cref> (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <c> (Section 3.1), <cref>
(Section 2.17), <dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.18), <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em>
(Section 2.23), <li> (Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), (Section 2.24), <li> (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35),
<postamble> (Section 3.5), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <strong> <postamble> (Section 3.5), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <strong>
(Section 2.54), <sub> (Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.55), <sub> (Section 2.56), <sup> (Section 2.57), <t>
(Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.62), <tt> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th> (Section 2.63), <tt>
(Section 2.66), and <ttcol> (Section 3.9). (Section 2.67), and <ttcol> (Section 3.9).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.25.1. "target" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.26.1. "brackets" Attribute
Determines whether the formatter should automatically enclose the URI
in angle brackets ("angle") or not (default of "none").
Allowed values:
o "none" (default)
o "angle"
2.26.2. "target" Attribute (Mandatory)
URI of the link target [RFC3986]. This must begin with a scheme name URI of the link target [RFC3986]. This must begin with a scheme name
(such as "https://") and thus not be relative to the URL of the (such as "https://") and thus not be relative to the URL of the
current document. current document.
2.26. <extaddr> 2.27. <extaddr>
TBD TBD
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.26.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.27.1. "ascii" Attribute
ASCII equivalent for extaddr. ASCII equivalent for extaddr.
2.27. <figure> 2.28. <figure>
Contains a figure with a caption with the figure number. If the Contains a figure with a caption with the figure number. If the
element contains a <name> element, the caption will also show that element contains a <name> element, the caption will also show that
name. name.
This element appears as a child element of <aside> (Section 2.7), This element appears as a child element of <aside> (Section 2.7),
<blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.19), <li> <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.20), <li>
(Section 2.31), <section> (Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.60), and (Section 2.32), <section> (Section 2.50), <td> (Section 2.61), and
<th> (Section 2.62). <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.34) 1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.35)
2. Optional <iref> elements (Section 2.29)
2. Optional <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
3. One optional <preamble> element (Section 3.6) 3. One optional <preamble> element (Section 3.6)
4. In any order, but at least one of: 4. In any order, but at least one of:
* <artset> elements (Section 2.5) * <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
* <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) * <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.52) * <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.53)
5. One optional <postamble> element (Section 3.5) 5. One optional <postamble> element (Section 3.5)
2.27.1. "align" Attribute 2.28.1. "align" Attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
Note: does not affect title or <artwork> alignment. Note: does not affect title or <artwork> alignment.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "left" (default) o "left" (default)
o "center" o "center"
o "right" o "right"
2.27.2. "alt" Attribute 2.28.2. "alt" Attribute
Deprecated. If the goal is to provide a single URI for a reference, Deprecated - use "alt" attribute on <artwork> element instead
use the "target" attribute in <reference> instead. (Section 2.6.2).
2.27.3. "anchor" Attribute 2.28.3. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this figure. Document-wide unique identifier for this figure.
2.27.4. "height" Attribute 2.28.4. "height" Attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated - use "height" attribute on <artwork> element instead
(Section 2.6.4).
2.27.5. "src" Attribute 2.28.5. "src" Attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated - use "src" attribute on <artwork> element instead
(Section 2.6.6).
2.27.6. "suppress-title" Attribute 2.28.6. "suppress-title" Attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" o "true"
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
2.27.7. "title" Attribute 2.28.7. "title" Attribute
Deprecated. Use <name> instead. Deprecated. Use <name> instead.
2.27.8. "width" Attribute 2.28.8. "width" Attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated - use "width" attribute on <artwork> element instead
(Section 2.6.8).
2.28. <front> 2.29. <front>
Represents the "front matter": metadata (such as author information), Represents the "front matter": metadata (such as author information),
the Abstract, and additional notes. the Abstract, and additional notes.
A <front> element may have more than one <seriesInfo> element. A This element appears as a child element of <reference> (Section 2.44)
<seriesInfo> element determines the document number (for RFCs) or and <rfc> (Section 2.49).
name (for Internet-Drafts). Another <seriesInfo> element determines
the "maturity level" (defined in [RFC2026]), using values of "std"
for "Standards Track", "bcp" for "BCP", "info" for "Informational",
"exp" for "Experimental", and "historic" for "Historic". The "name"
attributes of those multiple <seriesInfo> elements interact as
described in Section 2.50.
This element appears as a child element of <reference> (Section 2.43)
and <rfc> (Section 2.48).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One <title> element (Section 2.64) 1. One <title> element (Section 2.65)
2. Optional <seriesInfo> elements (Section 2.50) 2. Optional <seriesInfo> elements (Section 2.51)
3. One or more <author> elements (Section 2.8) 3. One or more <author> elements (Section 2.8)
4. One optional <date> element (Section 2.18)
5. Optional <area> elements (Section 2.4) 4. One optional <date> element (Section 2.19)
6. Optional <workgroup> elements (Section 2.69) 5. Optional <area> elements (Section 2.4)
7. Optional <keyword> elements (Section 2.30) 6. Optional <workgroup> elements (Section 2.70)
7. Optional <keyword> elements (Section 2.31)
8. One optional <abstract> element (Section 2.1) 8. One optional <abstract> element (Section 2.1)
9. Optional <note> elements (Section 2.35) 9. Optional <note> elements (Section 2.36)
10. One optional <boilerplate> element (Section 2.12) 10. One optional <boilerplate> element (Section 2.12)
2.29. <iref> 2.30. <iref>
Provides terms for the document's index. Provides terms for the document's index.
Index entries can be either regular entries (when just the "item" Index entries can be either regular entries (when just the "item"
attribute is given) or nested entries (by specifying "subitem" as attribute is given) or nested entries (by specifying "subitem" as
well), grouped under a regular entry. well), grouped under a regular entry.
Index entries generally refer to the exact place where the <iref> Index entries generally refer to the exact place where the <iref>
element occurred. An exception is the occurrence as a child element element occurred. An exception is the occurrence as a child element
of <section>, in which case the whole section is considered to be of <section>, in which case the whole section is considered to be
relevant for that index entry. In some formats, index entries of relevant for that index entry. In some formats, index entries of
this type might be displayed as ranges. this type might be displayed as ranges.
When the prep tool is creating index content, it collects the items When the prep tool is creating index content, it collects the items
in a case-sensitive fashion for both the item and subitem level. in a case-sensitive fashion for both the item and subitem level.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), (Section 2.3), <aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11),
<c> (Section 3.1), <dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> <c> (Section 3.1), <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em>
(Section 2.23), <figure> (Section 2.27), <li> (Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.24), <figure> (Section 2.28), <li> (Section 2.32), <name>
(Section 2.34), <postamble> (Section 3.5), <preamble> (Section 3.6), (Section 2.35), <postamble> (Section 3.5), <preamble> (Section 3.6),
<section> (Section 2.49), <strong> (Section 2.54), <sub> <section> (Section 2.50), <strong> (Section 2.55), <sub>
(Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.56), <sup> (Section 2.57), <t> (Section 2.58), <td>
(Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.62), <tt> (Section 2.66), and <ttcol> (Section 2.61), <th> (Section 2.63), <tt> (Section 2.67), and <ttcol>
(Section 3.9). (Section 3.9).
Content model: this element does not have any contents. Content model: this element does not have any contents.
2.29.1. "item" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.30.1. "item" Attribute (Mandatory)
The item to include. The item to include.
2.29.2. "primary" Attribute 2.30.2. "primary" Attribute
Setting this to "true" declares the occurrence as "primary", which Setting this to "true" declares the occurrence as "primary", which
might cause it to be highlighted in the index. There is no might cause it to be highlighted in the index. There is no
restriction on the number of occurrences that can be "primary". restriction on the number of occurrences that can be "primary".
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" o "true"
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
2.29.3. "subitem" Attribute 2.30.3. "subitem" Attribute
The subitem to include. The subitem to include.
2.30. <keyword> 2.31. <keyword>
Specifies a keyword applicable to the document. Specifies a keyword applicable to the document.
Note that each element should only contain a single keyword; for Note that each element should only contain a single keyword; for
multiple keywords, the element can simply be repeated. multiple keywords, the element can simply be repeated.
Keywords are used both in the RFC Index and in the metadata of Keywords are used both in the RFC Index and in the metadata of
generated document representations. generated document representations.
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.31. <li> 2.32. <li>
A list element, used in <ol> and <ul>. A list element, used in <ol> and <ul>.
This element appears as a child element of <ol> (Section 2.36) and This element appears as a child element of <ol> (Section 2.37) and
<ul> (Section 2.67). <ul> (Section 2.68).
Content model: Content model:
Either: Either:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* <artset> elements (Section 2.5) * <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
* <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) * <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
* <blockquote> elements (Section 2.11)
* <dl> elements (Section 2.21) * <blockquote> elements (Section 2.11)
* <figure> elements (Section 2.27) * <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
* <ol> elements (Section 2.36) * <figure> elements (Section 2.28)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.52) * <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.53)
* <t> elements (Section 2.57) * <t> elements (Section 2.58)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.67) * <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
Or: Or:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* Text * Text
* <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) * <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
* <cref> elements (Section 2.17) * <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
* <em> elements (Section 2.23) * <em> elements (Section 2.24)
* <eref> elements (Section 2.25) * <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
* <iref> elements (Section 2.29) * <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
* <relref> elements (Section 2.47) * <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
* <strong> elements (Section 2.54) * <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
* <sub> elements (Section 2.55) * <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
* <sup> elements (Section 2.56) * <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
* <tt> elements (Section 2.66) * <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
* <xref> elements (Section 2.70) * <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.31.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.32.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this list item. Document-wide unique identifier for this list item.
2.32. <link> 2.33. <link>
A link to an external document that is related to the RFC. A link to an external document that is related to the RFC.
The following are the supported types of external documents that can The following are the supported types of external documents that can
be pointed to in a <link> element: be pointed to in a <link> element:
o The current International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for the o The current International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) for the
RFC Series. The value for the "rel" attribute is "item". The RFC Series. The value for the "rel" attribute is "item". The
link should use the form "urn:issn:". link should use the form "urn:issn:".
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o A representation of the document offered by the document author. o A representation of the document offered by the document author.
The value for the "rel" attribute is "alternate". The link can be The value for the "rel" attribute is "alternate". The link can be
to a personally run web site. to a personally run web site.
In RFC production mode, the prep tool needs to check the values for In RFC production mode, the prep tool needs to check the values for
<link> before an RFC is published. In draft production mode, the <link> before an RFC is published. In draft production mode, the
prep tool might remove some <link> elements during the draft prep tool might remove some <link> elements during the draft
submission process. submission process.
This element appears as a child element of <rfc> (Section 2.48). This element appears as a child element of <rfc> (Section 2.49).
Content model: this element does not have any contents. Content model: this element does not have any contents.
2.32.1. "href" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.33.1. "href" Attribute (Mandatory)
The URI of the external document. The URI of the external document.
2.32.2. "rel" Attribute 2.33.2. "rel" Attribute
The relationship of the external document to this one. The The relationship of the external document to this one. The
relationships are taken from the "Link Relations" registry maintained relationships are taken from the "Link Relations" registry maintained
by IANA [LINKRELATIONS]. by IANA [LINKRELATIONS].
2.33. <middle> 2.34. <middle>
Represents the main content of the document. Represents the main content of the document.
This element appears as a child element of <rfc> (Section 2.48). This element appears as a child element of <rfc> (Section 2.49).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <section> elements (Section 2.49) One or more <section> elements (Section 2.50)
2.34. <name> 2.35. <name>
The name of the section, note, figure, or texttable. This name can The name of the section, note, figure, or texttable. This name can
indicate markup of flowing text (for example, including references or indicate markup of flowing text (for example, including references or
making some characters use a fixed-width font). making some characters use a fixed-width font).
This element appears as a child element of <figure> (Section 2.27), This element appears as a child element of <figure> (Section 2.28),
<note> (Section 2.35), <references> (Section 2.45), <section> <note> (Section 2.36), <references> (Section 2.46), <section>
(Section 2.49), <table> (Section 2.58), and <texttable> (Section 2.50), <table> (Section 2.59), and <texttable>
(Section 3.8). (Section 3.8).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.35. <note> 2.36. <note>
Creates an unnumbered, titled block of text that appears after the Creates an unnumbered, titled block of text that appears after the
Abstract. Abstract.
It is usually used for additional information to reviewers (Working It is usually used for additional information to reviewers (Working
Group information, mailing list, ...) or for additional publication Group information, mailing list, ...) or for additional publication
information such as "IESG Notes". information such as "IESG Notes".
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.34) 1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.35)
2. In any order, but at least one of: 2. In any order, but at least one of:
* <dl> elements (Section 2.21) * <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
* <ol> elements (Section 2.36) * <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
* <t> elements (Section 2.57) * <t> elements (Section 2.58)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.67) * <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
2.35.1. "removeInRFC" Attribute 2.36.1. "removeInRFC" Attribute
If set to "true", this note is marked in the prep tool with text If set to "true", this note is marked in the prep tool with text
indicating that it should be removed before the document is published indicating that it should be removed before the document is published
as an RFC. That text will be "This note is to be removed before as an RFC. That text will be "This note is to be removed before
publishing as an RFC." publishing as an RFC."
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" o "true"
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
2.35.2. "title" Attribute 2.36.2. "title" Attribute
Deprecated. Use <name> instead. Deprecated. Use <name> instead.
2.36. <ol> 2.37. <ol>
An ordered list. The labels on the items will be either a number or An ordered list. The labels on the items will be either a number or
a letter, depending on the value of the style attribute. a letter, depending on the value of the style attribute.
This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1), This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1),
<aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> <aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd>
(Section 2.19), <li> (Section 2.31), <note> (Section 2.35), <section> (Section 2.20), <li> (Section 2.32), <note> (Section 2.36), <section>
(Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.60), and <th> (Section 2.62). (Section 2.50), <td> (Section 2.61), and <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <li> elements (Section 2.31) One or more <li> elements (Section 2.32)
2.36.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.37.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the list. Document-wide unique identifier for the list.
2.36.2. "group" Attribute 2.37.2. "group" Attribute
When the prep tool sees an <ol> element with a "group" attribute that When the prep tool sees an <ol> element with a "group" attribute that
has already been seen, it continues the numbering of the list from has already been seen, it continues the numbering of the list from
where the previous list with the same group name left off. If an where the previous list with the same group name left off. If an
<ol> element has both a "group" attribute and a "start" attribute, <ol> element has both a "group" attribute and a "start" attribute,
the group's numbering is reset to the given start value. the group's numbering is reset to the given start value.
2.36.3. "spacing" Attribute 2.37.3. "spacing" Attribute
Defines whether or not there is a blank line between entries. Defines whether or not there is a blank line between entries.
spacing="normal" indicates a single blank line, while spacing="normal" indicates a single blank line, while
spacing="compact" indicates no space between. spacing="compact" indicates no space between.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "normal" (default) o "normal" (default)
o "compact" o "compact"
2.36.4. "start" Attribute 2.37.4. "start" Attribute
The ordinal value at which to start the list. This defaults to "1" The ordinal value at which to start the list. This defaults to "1"
and must be an integer of 0 or greater. and must be an integer of 0 or greater.
2.36.5. "type" Attribute 2.37.5. "type" Attribute
The type of the labels on list items. If the length of the type The type of the labels on list items. If the length of the type
value is 1, the meaning is the same as it is for HTML: value is 1, the meaning is the same as it is for HTML:
a Lowercase letters (a, b, c, ...) a Lowercase letters (a, b, c, ...)
A Uppercase letters (A, B, C, ...) A Uppercase letters (A, B, C, ...)
1 Decimal numbers (1, 2, 3, ...) 1 Decimal numbers (1, 2, 3, ...)
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Other formats are reserved for future use. Only one percent encoding Other formats are reserved for future use. Only one percent encoding
other than "%%" is allowed in a type string. other than "%%" is allowed in a type string.
It is an error for the type string to be empty. For bulleted lists, It is an error for the type string to be empty. For bulleted lists,
use the <ul> element. For lists that have neither bullets nor use the <ul> element. For lists that have neither bullets nor
numbers, use the <ul> element with the 'empty="true"' attribute. numbers, use the <ul> element with the 'empty="true"' attribute.
If no type attribute is given, the default type is the same as If no type attribute is given, the default type is the same as
"type='%d.'". "type='%d.'".
2.37. <organization> 2.38. <organization>
Specifies the affiliation [RFC7322] of an author. Specifies the affiliation [RFC7322] of an author.
This information appears both in the "Author's Address" section and This information appears both in the "Author's Address" section and
on the front page (see [RFC7322] for more information). If the value on the front page (see [RFC7322] for more information). If the value
is long, an abbreviated variant can be specified in the "abbrev" is long, an abbreviated variant can be specified in the "abbrev"
attribute. attribute.
This element appears as a child element of <author> (Section 2.8). This element appears as a child element of <author> (Section 2.8) and
<contact> (Section 2.16).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.37.1. "abbrev" Attribute 2.38.1. "abbrev" Attribute
Abbreviated variant. Abbreviated variant.
2.37.2. "ascii" Attribute 2.38.2. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the organization's name. The ASCII equivalent of the organization's name.
2.37.3. "asciiAbbrev" Attribute 2.38.3. "asciiAbbrev" Attribute
To support abbreviated organization names in both ASCII and non-ASCII To support abbreviated organization names in both ASCII and non-ASCII
contexts. contexts.
2.37.4. "showOnFrontPage" Attribute 2.38.4. "showOnFrontPage" Attribute
To support turning off listing organization with author name. To support turning off listing organization with author name.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
o "false" o "false"
2.38. <phone> 2.39. <phone>
Represents a phone number. Represents a phone number.
The value is expected to be the scheme-specific part of a "tel" URI The value is expected to be the scheme-specific part of a "tel" URI
(and so does not include the prefix "tel:"), using the "global- (and so does not include the prefix "tel:"), using the "global-
number-digits" syntax. See Section 3 of [RFC3966] for details. number-digits" syntax. See Section 3 of [RFC3966] for details.
This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2). This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.39. <pobox> 2.40. <pobox>
TBD TBD
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.39.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.40.1. "ascii" Attribute
ASCII equivalent for pobox. ASCII equivalent for pobox.
2.40. <postal> 2.41. <postal>
Contains optional child elements providing postal information. These Contains optional child elements providing postal information. These
elements will be displayed in an order that is specific to elements will be displayed in an order that is specific to
formatters. A postal address can contain only a set of <street>, formatters. A postal address can contain only a set of <street>,
<city>, <region>, <code>, and <country> elements, or only an ordered <city>, <region>, <code>, and <country> elements, or only an ordered
set of <postalLine> elements, but not both. set of <postalLine> elements, but not both.
This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2). This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2).
Content model: Content model:
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Either: Either:
In any order: In any order:
* <city> elements (Section 2.13) * <city> elements (Section 2.13)
* <cityarea> elements (Section 2.14) * <cityarea> elements (Section 2.14)
* <code> elements (Section 2.15) * <code> elements (Section 2.15)
* <country> elements (Section 2.16) * <country> elements (Section 2.17)
* <extaddr> elements (Section 2.26) * <extaddr> elements (Section 2.27)
* <pobox> elements (Section 2.39) * <pobox> elements (Section 2.40)
* <region> elements (Section 2.46) * <region> elements (Section 2.47)
* <sortingcode> elements (Section 2.51) * <sortingcode> elements (Section 2.52)
* <street> elements (Section 2.53) * <street> elements (Section 2.54)
Or: Or:
One or more <postalLine> elements (Section 2.41) One or more <postalLine> elements (Section 2.42)
2.41. <postalLine> 2.42. <postalLine>
Represents one line of a postal address. When more than one Represents one line of a postal address. When more than one
<postalLine> is given, the prep tool emits them in the order given. <postalLine> is given, the prep tool emits them in the order given.
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.41.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.42.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the text in the address line. The ASCII equivalent of the text in the address line.
2.42. <refcontent> 2.43. <refcontent>
Text that should appear between the title and the date of a Text that should appear between the title and the date of a
reference. The purpose of this element is to prevent the need to reference. The purpose of this element is to prevent the need to
abuse <seriesInfo> to get such text in a reference. abuse <seriesInfo> to get such text in a reference.
For example: For example:
<reference anchor="April1"> <reference anchor="April1">
<front> <front>
<title>On Being A Fool</title> <title>On Being A Fool</title>
<author initials="K." surname="Phunny" fullname="Knot Phunny"/> <author initials="K." surname="Phunny" fullname="Knot Phunny"/>
<date year="2000" month="April"/> <date year="2000" month="April"/>
</front> </front>
<refcontent>Self-published pamphlet</refcontent> <refcontent>Self-published pamphlet</refcontent>
</reference> </reference>
would render as: would render as:
[April1] Phunny, K., "On Being A Fool", Self-published [April1] Phunny, K., "On Being A Fool", Self-published
pamphlet, April 2000. pamphlet, April 2000.
This element appears as a child element of <reference> This element appears as a child element of <reference>
(Section 2.43). (Section 2.44).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
2.43. <reference> 2.44. <reference>
Represents a bibliographic reference. Represents a bibliographic reference.
This element appears as a child element of <referencegroup> This element appears as a child element of <referencegroup>
(Section 2.44) and <references> (Section 2.45). (Section 2.45) and <references> (Section 2.46).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One <front> element (Section 2.28) 1. One <front> element (Section 2.29)
2. In any order: 2. In any order:
* <annotation> elements (Section 2.3) * <annotation> elements (Section 2.3)
* <format> elements (Section 3.3) * <format> elements (Section 3.3)
* <refcontent> elements (Section 2.42) * <refcontent> elements (Section 2.43)
* <seriesInfo> elements (Section 2.50) * <seriesInfo> elements (Section 2.51)
2.43.1. "anchor" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.44.1. "anchor" Attribute (Mandatory)
Document-wide unique identifier for this reference. Usually, this Document-wide unique identifier for this reference. Usually, this
will be used both to "label" the reference in the "References" will be used both to "label" the reference in the "References"
section and as an identifier in links to this reference entry. section and as an identifier in links to this reference entry.
2.43.2. "quote-title" Attribute 2.44.2. "quote-title" Attribute
Specifies whether or not the title in the reference should be quoted. Specifies whether or not the title in the reference should be quoted.
This can be used to prevent quoting, such as on errata. This can be used to prevent quoting, such as on errata.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
o "false" o "false"
2.43.3. "target" Attribute 2.44.3. "target" Attribute
Holds the URI for the reference. Holds the URI for the reference.
2.44. <referencegroup> 2.45. <referencegroup>
Represents a list of bibliographic references that will be Represents a list of bibliographic references that will be
represented as a single reference. This is most often used to represented as a single reference. This is most often used to
reference STDs and BCPs, where a single reference (such as "BCP 9") reference STDs and BCPs, where a single reference (such as "BCP 9")
may encompass more than one RFC. may encompass more than one RFC.
This element appears as a child element of <references> This element appears as a child element of <references>
(Section 2.45). (Section 2.46).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <reference> elements (Section 2.43) One or more <reference> elements (Section 2.44)
2.44.1. "anchor" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.45.1. "anchor" Attribute (Mandatory)
Document-wide unique identifier for this reference group. Usually, Document-wide unique identifier for this reference group. Usually,
this will be used both to "label" the reference group in the this will be used both to "label" the reference group in the
"References" section and as an identifier in links to this reference "References" section and as an identifier in links to this reference
entry. entry.
2.44.2. "target" Attribute 2.45.2. "target" Attribute
Holds the URI for the reference. Holds the URI for the reference.
Holds the URI for the reference. Holds the URI for the reference.
2.45. <references> 2.46. <references>
Contains a set of bibliographic references. Contains a set of bibliographic references.
In the early days of the RFC Series, there was only one "References" In the early days of the RFC Series, there was only one "References"
section per RFC. This convention was later changed to group section per RFC. This convention was later changed to group
references into two sets, "Normative" and "Informative", as described references into two sets, "Normative" and "Informative", as described
in [RFC7322]. This vocabulary supports the split with the <name> in [RFC7322]. This vocabulary supports the split with the <name>
child element. In general, the title should be either "Normative child element. In general, the title should be either "Normative
References" or "Informative References". References" or "Informative References".
This element appears as a child element of <back> (Section 2.9) and This element appears as a child element of <back> (Section 2.9) and
<references> (Section 2.45). <references> (Section 2.46).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.34) 1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.35)
2. Either: 2. Either:
* One or more <references> elements (Section 2.45) * One or more <references> elements (Section 2.46)
Or: Or:
* In any order: * In any order:
+ <reference> elements (Section 2.43) + <reference> elements (Section 2.44)
+ <referencegroup> elements (Section 2.44) + <referencegroup> elements (Section 2.45)
2.45.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.46.1. "anchor" Attribute
An optional user-supplied identifier for this set of references. An optional user-supplied identifier for this set of references.
2.45.2. "title" Attribute 2.46.2. "title" Attribute
Deprecated. Use <name> instead. Deprecated. Use <name> instead.
2.46. <region> 2.47. <region>
Provides the region name in a postal address. Provides the region name in a postal address.
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.46.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.47.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the region name. The ASCII equivalent of the region name.
2.47. <relref> 2.48. <relref>
Represents a link to a specific part of a document that appears in a Represents a link to a specific part of a document that appears in a
<reference> element. Formatters that have links (such as HTML and <reference> element. Formatters that have links (such as HTML and
PDF) render <relref> elements as external hyperlinks to the specified PDF) render <relref> elements as external hyperlinks to the specified
part of the reference, creating the link target by combining the base part of the reference, creating the link target by combining the base
URI from the <reference> element with the "relative" attribute from URI from the <reference> element with the "relative" attribute from
this element. The "target" attribute is required, and it must be the this element. The "target" attribute is required, and it must be the
anchor of a <reference> element. anchor of a <reference> element.
The "section" attribute is required, and the "relative" attribute is The "section" attribute is required, and the "relative" attribute is
optional. If the reference is not an RFC or Internet-Draft that is optional. If the reference is not an RFC or Internet-Draft that is
in the v3 format, the element needs to have a "relative" attribute; in the v3 format, the element needs to have a "relative" attribute;
in this case, the value of the "section" attribute is ignored. in this case, the value of the "section" attribute is ignored.
An example of the <relref> element with text content might be: An example of the <relref> element with text content might be:
See See
<relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="bare"> <relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="bare">
the protocol overview</relref> the protocol overview</relref>
for more information. for more information.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
See See
<a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9999.html#s-2.3"> <a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9999.html#s-2.3">
the protocol overview</a> the protocol overview</a>
for more information. for more information.
Note that the URL in the above example might be different when the Note that the URL in the above example might be different when the
RFC Editor deploys the v3 format. RFC Editor deploys the v3 format.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.17), (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.18),
<dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.23), <li> <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em> (Section 2.24), <li>
(Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), <preamble> (Section 3.6), (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35), <preamble> (Section 3.6),
<strong> (Section 2.54), <sub> (Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.56), <strong> (Section 2.55), <sub> (Section 2.56), <sup> (Section 2.57),
<t> (Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.62), and <t> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th> (Section 2.63), and
<tt> (Section 2.66). <tt> (Section 2.67).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.47.1. "displayFormat" Attribute 2.48.1. "displayFormat" Attribute
This attribute is used to signal formatters what the desired format This attribute is used to signal formatters what the desired format
of the relative reference should be. Formatters for document types of the relative reference should be. Formatters for document types
that have linking capability should wrap each part of the displayed that have linking capability should wrap each part of the displayed
text in hyperlinks. If there is content in the <relref> element, text in hyperlinks. If there is content in the <relref> element,
formatters will ignore the value of this attribute. formatters will ignore the value of this attribute.
"of" "of"
A formatter should display the relative reference as the word A formatter should display the relative reference as the word
"Section" followed by a space, the contents of the "section" "Section" followed by a space, the contents of the "section"
attribute followed by a space, the word "of", another space, and attribute followed by a space, the word "of", another space, and
the value from the "target" attribute enclosed in square brackets. the value from the "target" attribute enclosed in square brackets.
For example, with an input of: For example, with an input of:
See See
<relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="of"/> <relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="of"/>
for an overview. for an overview.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
See See
<a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3"> <a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3">
Section 2.3</a> of Section 2.3</a> of
[<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>] [<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>]
for an overview. for an overview.
Note that "displayFormat='of'" is the default for <relref>, so it Note that "displayFormat='of'" is the default for <relref>, so it
does not need to be given in a <relref> element if that format is does not need to be given in a <relref> element if that format is
desired. desired.
"comma" "comma"
A formatter should display the relative reference as the value A formatter should display the relative reference as the value
from the "target" attribute enclosed in square brackets, a comma, from the "target" attribute enclosed in square brackets, a comma,
a space, the word "Section" followed by a space, and the "section" a space, the word "Section" followed by a space, and the "section"
attribute. attribute.
For example, with an input of: For example, with an input of:
See See
<relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="comma"/>, <relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="comma"/>,
for an overview. for an overview.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
See See
[<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>], [<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>],
<a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3"> <a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3">
Section 2.3</a>, for an overview. Section 2.3</a>, for an overview.
"parens" "parens"
A formatter should display the relative reference as the value A formatter should display the relative reference as the value
from the "target" attribute enclosed in square brackets, a space, from the "target" attribute enclosed in square brackets, a space,
a left parenthesis, the word "Section" followed by a space, the a left parenthesis, the word "Section" followed by a space, the
"section" attribute, and a right parenthesis. "section" attribute, and a right parenthesis.
For example, with an input of: For example, with an input of:
See See
<relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="parens"/> <relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="parens"/>
for an overview. for an overview.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
See See
[<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>] [<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>]
(<a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3"> (<a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3">
Section 2.3</a>) Section 2.3</a>)
for an overview. for an overview.
"bare" "bare"
A formatter should display the relative reference as the contents A formatter should display the relative reference as the contents
of the "section" attribute and nothing else. This is useful when of the "section" attribute and nothing else. This is useful when
there are multiple relative references to a single base reference. there are multiple relative references to a single base reference.
For example: For example:
See Sections See Sections
<relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="bare"/> <relref section="2.3" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="bare"/>
and and
<relref section="2.4" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="of"/> <relref section="2.4" target="RFC9999" displayFormat="of"/>
for an overview. for an overview.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
See Sections See Sections
<a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3"> <a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.3">
2.3</a> 2.3</a>
and and
<a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.4"> <a href="http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc9999#s-2.4">
Section 2.4</a> of Section 2.4</a> of
[<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>] [<a href="#RFC9999">RFC9999</a>]
for an overview. for an overview.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "of" (default) o "of" (default)
o "comma" o "comma"
o "parens" o "parens"
o "bare" o "bare"
2.47.2. "relative" Attribute 2.48.2. "relative" Attribute
Specifies a relative reference from the URI in the target reference. Specifies a relative reference from the URI in the target reference.
This value must include whatever leading character is needed to This value must include whatever leading character is needed to
create the relative reference; typically, this is "#" for HTML create the relative reference; typically, this is "#" for HTML
documents. documents.
2.47.3. "section" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.48.3. "section" Attribute (Mandatory)
Specifies a section of the target reference. If the reference is not Specifies a section of the target reference. If the reference is not
an RFC or Internet-Draft in the v3 format, it is an error. an RFC or Internet-Draft in the v3 format, it is an error.
2.47.4. "target" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.48.4. "target" Attribute (Mandatory)
The anchor of the reference for this element. If this value is not The anchor of the reference for this element. If this value is not
an anchor to a <reference> or <referencegroup> element, it is an an anchor to a <reference> or <referencegroup> element, it is an
error. If the reference at the target has no URI, it is an error. error. If the reference at the target has no URI, it is an error.
2.48. <rfc> 2.49. <rfc>
This is the root element of the xml2rfc vocabulary. This is the root element of the xml2rfc vocabulary.
Processors distinguish between RFC mode ("number" attribute being
present) and Internet-Draft mode ("docName" present and "number"
absent): when both are present, "number" takes precedence. Setting
neither "number" nor "docName" can be useful for producing other
types of documents but is out of scope for this specification.
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. Optional <link> elements (Section 2.32) 1. Optional <link> elements (Section 2.33)
2. One <front> element (Section 2.28) 2. One <front> element (Section 2.29)
3. One <middle> element (Section 2.33) 3. One <middle> element (Section 2.34)
4. One optional <back> element (Section 2.9) 4. One optional <back> element (Section 2.9)
2.48.1. "category" Attribute 2.49.1. "category" Attribute
Deprecated; instead, use the "name" attribute in <seriesInfo>. Document category (see Appendix A.1).
2.48.2. "consensus" Attribute Allowed values:
o "std"
o "bcp"
o "info"
o "exp"
o "historic"
2.49.2. "consensus" Attribute
Affects the generated boilerplate. Note that the values of "no" and Affects the generated boilerplate. Note that the values of "no" and
"yes" are deprecated and are replaced by "false" (the default) and "yes" are deprecated and are replaced by "false" (the default) and
"true". "true".
See [RFC7841] for more information. See [RFC7841] and Appendix A.4 for more information.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "no" o "no"
o "yes" o "yes"
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
o "true" o "true"
2.48.3. "docName" Attribute 2.49.3. "docName" Attribute
Deprecated; instead, use the "value" attribute in <seriesInfo>. For Internet-Drafts, this specifies the draft name (which appears
below the title).
2.48.4. "indexInclude" Attribute If both the "docName" and "number" attributes are given, the latter
takes precedence (and the draft name indicates the Internet-Draft
from which the document was produced).
Note that the file extension is not part of the draft, so in general
it should end with the current draft number ("-", plus two digits).
Furthermore, it is good practice to disambiguate current editor
copies from submitted drafts (for instance, by replacing the draft
number with the string "latest").
See Section 7 of [IDGUIDE] for further information.
2.49.4. "indexInclude" Attribute
Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to include an index Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to include an index
in generated files. If the source file has no <iref> elements, an in generated files. If the source file has no <iref> elements, an
index is never generated. This option is useful for generating index is never generated. This option is useful for generating
documents where the source document has <iref> elements but the documents where the source document has <iref> elements but the
author no longer wants an index. author no longer wants an index.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
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Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to include an index Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to include an index
in generated files. If the source file has no <iref> elements, an in generated files. If the source file has no <iref> elements, an
index is never generated. This option is useful for generating index is never generated. This option is useful for generating
documents where the source document has <iref> elements but the documents where the source document has <iref> elements but the
author no longer wants an index. author no longer wants an index.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
o "false" o "false"
2.48.5. "ipr" Attribute 2.49.5. "ipr" Attribute
Represents the Intellectual Property status of the document. See Represents the Intellectual Property status of the document. See
Appendix A.1 for details. Appendix A.2 for details.
2.48.6. "iprExtract" Attribute 2.49.6. "iprExtract" Attribute
Identifies a single section within the document for which extraction Identifies a single section within the document for which extraction
"as is" is explicitly allowed (only relevant for historic values of "as is" is explicitly allowed (only relevant for historic values of
the "ipr" attribute). the "ipr" attribute).
2.48.7. "number" Attribute 2.49.7. "number" Attribute
Used to determine wheher to produce an RFC or an Internet-Draft. The number of the RFC to be produced.
2.48.8. "obsoletes" Attribute 2.49.8. "obsoletes" Attribute
A comma-separated list of RFC numbers or Internet-Draft names. A comma-separated list of RFC numbers or Internet-Draft names.
The prep tool will parse the attribute value so that incorrect The prep tool will parse the attribute value so that incorrect
references can be detected. references can be detected.
2.48.9. "prepTime" Attribute 2.49.9. "prepTime" Attribute
The date that the XML was processed by a prep tool. This is included The date that the XML was processed by a prep tool. This is included
in the XML file just before it is saved to disk. The value is in the XML file just before it is saved to disk. The value is
formatted using the "date-time" format defined in Section 5.6 of formatted using the "date-time" format defined in Section 5.6 of
[RFC3339]. The "time-offset" should be "Z". [RFC3339]. The "time-offset" should be "Z".
2.48.10. "seriesNo" Attribute 2.49.10. "seriesNo" Attribute
Deprecated; instead, use the "value" attribute in <seriesInfo>. Number within a document series.
2.48.11. "sortRefs" Attribute The document series is defined by the "category" attribute;
"seriesNo" is only applicable to the values "info" ("FYI" series),
"std" ("STD" series), and "bcp" ("BCP" series).
2.49.11. "sortRefs" Attribute
Specifies whether or not the prep tool will sort the references in Specifies whether or not the prep tool will sort the references in
each reference section. each reference section.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" o "true"
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
2.48.12. "submissionType" Attribute 2.49.12. "submissionType" Attribute
The document stream, as described in [RFC7841]. (The RFC Series The document stream, as described in [RFC7841]. (The RFC Series
Editor may change the list of allowed values in the future.) Editor may change the list of allowed values in the future.)
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "IETF" (default) o "IETF" (default)
o "IAB" o "IAB"
o "IRTF" o "IRTF"
o "independent" o "independent"
2.48.13. "symRefs" Attribute 2.49.13. "symRefs" Attribute
Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to use symbolic Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to use symbolic
references (such as "[RFC2119]"). If the value for this is "false", references (such as "[RFC2119]"). If the value for this is "false",
the references come out as numbers (such as "[3]"). the references come out as numbers (such as "[3]").
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
o "false" o "false"
2.48.14. "tocDepth" Attribute 2.49.14. "tocDepth" Attribute
Specifies the number of levels of headings that a formatter is Specifies the number of levels of headings that a formatter is
requested to include in the table of contents; the default is "3". requested to include in the table of contents; the default is "3".
2.48.15. "tocInclude" Attribute 2.49.15. "tocInclude" Attribute
Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to include a table Specifies whether or not a formatter is requested to include a table
of contents in generated files. of contents in generated files.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
o "false" o "false"
2.48.16. "updates" Attribute 2.49.16. "updates" Attribute
A comma-separated list of RFC numbers or Internet-Draft names. A comma-separated list of RFC numbers or Internet-Draft names.
The prep tool will parse the attribute value so that incorrect The prep tool will parse the attribute value so that incorrect
references can be detected. references can be detected.
2.48.17. "version" Attribute 2.49.17. "version" Attribute
Specifies the version of xml2rfc syntax used in this document. The Specifies the version of xml2rfc syntax used in this document. The
only expected value (for now) is "3". only expected value (for now) is "3".
2.49. <section> 2.50. <section>
Represents a section (when inside a <middle> element) or an appendix Represents a section (when inside a <middle> element) or an appendix
(when inside a <back> element). (when inside a <back> element).
Subsections are created by nesting <section> elements inside Subsections are created by nesting <section> elements inside
<section> elements. Sections are allowed to be empty. <section> elements. Sections are allowed to be empty.
This element appears as a child element of <back> (Section 2.9), This element appears as a child element of <back> (Section 2.9),
<boilerplate> (Section 2.12), <middle> (Section 2.33), and <section> <boilerplate> (Section 2.12), <middle> (Section 2.34), and <section>
(Section 2.49). (Section 2.50).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.34) 1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.35)
2. In any order: 2. In any order:
* <artset> elements (Section 2.5) * <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
* <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) * <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
* <aside> elements (Section 2.7) * <aside> elements (Section 2.7)
* <blockquote> elements (Section 2.11) * <blockquote> elements (Section 2.11)
* <dl> elements (Section 2.21) * <contact> elements (Section 2.16)
* <figure> elements (Section 2.27) * <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
* <iref> elements (Section 2.29) * <figure> elements (Section 2.28)
* <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
* <ol> elements (Section 2.36) * <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.52) * <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.53)
* <t> elements (Section 2.57) * <t> elements (Section 2.58)
* <table> elements (Section 2.58) * <table> elements (Section 2.59)
* <texttable> elements (Section 3.8) * <texttable> elements (Section 3.8)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.67) * <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
3. Optional <section> elements (Section 2.49) 3. Optional <section> elements (Section 2.50)
2.49.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.50.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this section. Document-wide unique identifier for this section.
2.49.2. "numbered" Attribute 2.50.2. "numbered" Attribute
If set to "false", the formatter is requested to not display a If set to "false", the formatter is requested to not display a
section number. The prep tool will verify that such a section is not section number. The prep tool will verify that such a section is not
followed by a numbered section in this part of the document and will followed by a numbered section in this part of the document and will
verify that the section is a top-level section. Descendant sections verify that the section is a top-level section. Descendant sections
of unnumbered sections are unnumbered by definition. of unnumbered sections are unnumbered by definition.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" (default) o "true" (default)
o "false" o "false"
2.49.3. "removeInRFC" Attribute 2.50.3. "removeInRFC" Attribute
If set to "true", this note is marked in the prep tool with text If set to "true", this note is marked in the prep tool with text
indicating that it should be removed before the document is published indicating that it should be removed before the document is published
as an RFC. That text will be "This note is to be removed before as an RFC. That text will be "This note is to be removed before
publishing as an RFC." publishing as an RFC."
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" o "true"
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
2.49.4. "title" Attribute 2.50.4. "title" Attribute
Deprecated. Use <name> instead. Deprecated. Use <name> instead.
2.49.5. "toc" Attribute 2.50.5. "toc" Attribute
Indicates to a formatter whether or not the section is to be included Indicates to a formatter whether or not the section is to be included
in a table of contents, if such a table of contents is produced. in a table of contents, if such a table of contents is produced.
This only takes effect if the level of the section would have This only takes effect if the level of the section would have
appeared in the table of contents based on the "tocDepth" attribute appeared in the table of contents based on the "tocDepth" attribute
of the <rfc> element, and of course only if the table of contents is of the <rfc> element, and of course only if the table of contents is
being created based on the "tocInclude" attribute of the <rfc> being created based on the "tocInclude" attribute of the <rfc>
element. If this is set to "exclude", any section below this one element. If this is set to "exclude", any section below this one
will be excluded as well. The "default" value indicates inclusion of will be excluded as well. The "default" value indicates inclusion of
the section if it would be included by the tocDepth attribute of the the section if it would be included by the tocDepth attribute of the
<rfc> element. <rfc> element.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "include" o "include"
o "exclude" o "exclude"
o "default" (default) o "default" (default)
2.50. <seriesInfo> 2.51. <seriesInfo>
Specifies the document series in which this document appears, and Specifies the document series in which this document appears, and
also specifies an identifier within that series. also specifies an identifier within that series.
A processing tool determines whether it is working on an RFC or an This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29) and
Internet-Draft by inspecting the "name" attribute of a <seriesInfo> <reference> (Section 2.44).
element inside the <front> element inside the <rfc> element, looking
for "RFC" or "Internet-Draft". (Specifying neither value in any of
the <seriesInfo> elements can be useful for producing other types of
documents but is out of scope for this specification.)
It is invalid to have multiple <seriesInfo> elements inside the same
<front> element containing the same "name" value. Some combinations
of <seriesInfo> "name" attribute values make no sense, such as having
both <seriesInfo name="rfc"/> and <seriesInfo name="Internet-Draft"/>
in the same <front> element.
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28) and
<reference> (Section 2.43).
Content model: this element does not have any contents. Content model: this element does not have any contents.
2.50.1. "asciiName" Attribute 2.51.1. "asciiName" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the name field. The ASCII equivalent of the name field.
2.50.2. "asciiValue" Attribute 2.51.2. "asciiValue" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the value field. The ASCII equivalent of the value field.
2.50.3. "name" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.51.3. "name" Attribute (Mandatory)
Some series names might trigger specific processing (such as for Some series names might trigger specific processing (such as for
autogenerating links, inserting descriptions such as "work in autogenerating links, inserting descriptions such as "work in
progress", or additional functionality like reference diagnostics). progress", or additional functionality like reference diagnostics).
Examples for IETF-related series names are "BCP", "FYI", "Internet- Examples for IETF-related series names are "BCP", "FYI", "Internet-
Draft", "RFC", and "STD". Draft", "RFC", and "STD".
Some of the values for "name" interact as follows: Some of the values for "name" interact as follows:
o A <front> element that has a <seriesInfo> element that has the o A <front> element that has a <seriesInfo> element that has the
name "Internet-Draft" cannot also have a <seriesInfo> element that name "Internet-Draft" cannot also have a <seriesInfo> element that
has the name "RFC". has the name "RFC".
o The <seriesInfo> element can contain the DOI for the referenced o The <seriesInfo> element can contain the DOI for the referenced
document. This cannot be used when the <seriesInfo> element is an document. This cannot be used when the <seriesInfo> element is an
eventual child element of an <rfc> element -- only as an eventual eventual child element of an <rfc> element -- only as an eventual
child of a <reference> element. The "value" attribute should use child of a <reference> element. The "value" attribute should use
the form specified in [RFC7669]. the form specified in [RFC7669].
2.50.4. "status" Attribute 2.51.4. "status" Attribute
The status of this document. The currently known values are The status of this document. The currently known values are
"standard", "informational", "experimental", "bcp", "fyi", and "full- "standard", "informational", "experimental", "bcp", "fyi", and "full-
standard". The RFC Series Editor may change this list in the future. standard". The RFC Series Editor may change this list in the future.
2.50.5. "stream" Attribute 2.51.5. "stream" Attribute
The stream (as described in [RFC7841]) that originated the document. The stream (as described in [RFC7841]) that originated the document.
(The RFC Series Editor may change this list in the future.) (The RFC Series Editor may change this list in the future.)
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "IETF" (default) o "IETF" (default)
o "IAB" o "IAB"
o "IRTF" o "IRTF"
o "independent" o "independent"
2.50.6. "value" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.51.6. "value" Attribute (Mandatory)
The identifier within the series specified by the "name" attribute. The identifier within the series specified by the "name" attribute.
For BCPs, FYIs, RFCs, and STDs, this is the number within the series. For BCPs, FYIs, RFCs, and STDs, this is the number within the series.
For Internet-Drafts, it is the full draft name (ending with the two- For Internet-Drafts, it is the full draft name (ending with the two-
digit version number). For DOIs, the value is given, such as digit version number). For DOIs, the value is given, such as
"10.17487/rfc1149", as described in [RFC7669]. "10.17487/rfc1149", as described in [RFC7669].
The name in the value should be the document name without any file The name in the value should be the document name without any file
extension. For Internet-Drafts, the value for this attribute should extension. For Internet-Drafts, the value for this attribute should
be "draft-ietf-somewg-someprotocol-07", not "draft-ietf-somewg- be "draft-ietf-somewg-someprotocol-07", not "draft-ietf-somewg-
someprotocol-07.txt". someprotocol-07.txt".
2.51. <sortingcode> 2.52. <sortingcode>
A sorting code is related to postal codes in that it is used in A sorting code is related to postal codes in that it is used in
addresses to allow sorting, for example to route mail to a certain addresses to allow sorting, for example to route mail to a certain
postal centre or to distinguish streets with the same name in two postal centre or to distinguish streets with the same name in two
different areas of the same settlement. different areas of the same settlement.
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.51.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.52.1. "ascii" Attribute
ASCII equivalent for sortingcode. ASCII equivalent for sortingcode.
2.52. <sourcecode> 2.53. <sourcecode>
This element allows the inclusion of source code into the document. This element allows the inclusion of source code into the document.
When rendered, source code is always shown in a monospace font. When When rendered, source code is always shown in a monospace font. When
<sourcecode> is a child of <figure> or <section>, it provides full <sourcecode> is a child of <figure> or <section>, it provides full
control of horizontal whitespace and line breaks. When formatted, it control of horizontal whitespace and line breaks. When formatted, it
is indented relative to the left margin of the enclosing element. It is indented relative to the left margin of the enclosing element. It
is thus useful for source code and formal languages (such as ABNF is thus useful for source code and formal languages (such as ABNF
[RFC5234] or the RNC notation used in this document). (When [RFC5234] or the RNC notation used in this document). (When
<sourcecode> is a child of other elements, it flows with the text <sourcecode> is a child of other elements, it flows with the text
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and so on, use the <artwork> element instead. and so on, use the <artwork> element instead.
Output formatters that do pagination should attempt to keep source Output formatters that do pagination should attempt to keep source
code on a single page. This is to prevent source code that is split code on a single page. This is to prevent source code that is split
across pages from looking like two separate pieces of code. across pages from looking like two separate pieces of code.
See Section 5 for a description of how to deal with issues of using See Section 5 for a description of how to deal with issues of using
"&" and "<" characters in source code. "&" and "<" characters in source code.
This element appears as a child element of <blockquote> This element appears as a child element of <blockquote>
(Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.19), <figure> (Section 2.27), <li> (Section 2.11), <dd> (Section 2.20), <figure> (Section 2.28), <li>
(Section 2.31), <section> (Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.60), and (Section 2.32), <section> (Section 2.50), <td> (Section 2.61), and
<th> (Section 2.62). <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.52.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.53.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this source code. Document-wide unique identifier for this source code.
2.52.2. "name" Attribute 2.53.2. "markers" Attribute
Specifies whether or not the soure code should be displayed between
"<CODE BEGINS>"/"<CODE ENDS>" markers, as described in
<https://www.ietf.org/about/groups/iesg/statements/copyright-
2009-09-08/>. Note that adding markers is not needed for the
languages listed under "Code Components" on
<https://trustee.ietf.org/trust-legal-provisions.html>.
Additionally, if the "name" attribute is present, if will be
displayed after "<CODE BEGINS>", as described in Section 3.2 of
[RFC8407].
Allowed values:
o "true"
o "false"
2.53.3. "name" Attribute
A filename suitable for the contents (such as for extraction to a A filename suitable for the contents (such as for extraction to a
local file). This attribute can be helpful for other kinds of tools local file). This attribute can be helpful for other kinds of tools
(such as automated syntax checkers, which work by extracting the (such as automated syntax checkers, which work by extracting the
source code). Note that the "name" attribute does not need to be source code). Note that the "name" attribute does not need to be
unique for <artwork> elements in a document. If multiple unique for <artwork> elements in a document. If multiple
<sourcecode> elements have the same "name" attribute, a formatter <sourcecode> elements have the same "name" attribute, a formatter
might assume that the elements are all fragments of a single file, might assume that the elements are all fragments of a single file,
and such a formatter can collect those fragments for later and such a formatter can collect those fragments for later
processing. processing.
2.52.3. "src" Attribute 2.53.4. "src" Attribute
The URI reference of a source file [RFC3986]. The URI reference of a source file [RFC3986].
It is an error to have both a "src" attribute and content in the It is an error to have both a "src" attribute and content in the
<sourcecode> element. <sourcecode> element.
2.52.4. "type" Attribute 2.53.5. "type" Attribute
Specifies the type of the source code. The value of this attribute Specifies the type of the source code. The value of this attribute
is free text with certain values designated as preferred. is free text with certain values designated as preferred.
The preferred values for <sourcecode> types are: The preferred values for <sourcecode> types are:
o abnf o abnf
o asn.1 o asn.1
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o pseudocode o pseudocode
o python o python
o rnc o rnc
o xml o xml
o yang o yang
The RFC Series Editor will maintain a complete list of the preferred The RFC Series Editor will maintain a complete list of the preferred
values on the RFC Editor web site, and that list is expected to be values on the RFC Editor web site, and that list is expected to be
updated over time. Thus, a consumer of v3 XML should not cause a updated over time. Thus, a consumer of v3 XML should not cause a
failure when it encounters an unexpected type or no type is failure when it encounters an unexpected type or no type is
specified. specified.
2.53. <street> 2.54. <street>
Provides a street address. Provides a street address.
This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.40). This element appears as a child element of <postal> (Section 2.41).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.53.1. "ascii" Attribute 2.54.1. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the street address. The ASCII equivalent of the street address.
2.54. <strong> 2.55. <strong>
Indicates text that is semantically strong. Text enclosed within Indicates text that is semantically strong. Text enclosed within
this element will be displayed as bold after processing. This this element will be displayed as bold after processing. This
element can be combined with other character formatting elements, and element can be combined with other character formatting elements, and
the formatting will be additive. the formatting will be additive.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.17), (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.18),
<dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.23), <li> <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em> (Section 2.24), <li>
(Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), <preamble> (Section 3.6), (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35), <preamble> (Section 3.6),
<refcontent> (Section 2.42), <sub> (Section 2.55), <sup> <refcontent> (Section 2.43), <sub> (Section 2.56), <sup>
(Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.57), <t> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th>
(Section 2.62), and <tt> (Section 2.66). (Section 2.63), and <tt> (Section 2.67).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
2.55. <sub> o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.56. <sub>
Causes the text to be displayed as subscript, approximately half a Causes the text to be displayed as subscript, approximately half a
letter-height lower than normal text. This element can be combined letter-height lower than normal text. This element can be combined
with other character formatting elements, and the formatting will be with other character formatting elements, and the formatting will be
additive. additive.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.17), (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.18),
<dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.23), <li> <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em> (Section 2.24), <li>
(Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), <preamble> (Section 3.6), (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35), <preamble> (Section 3.6),
<refcontent> (Section 2.42), <strong> (Section 2.54), <t> <refcontent> (Section 2.43), <strong> (Section 2.55), <t>
(Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.62), and <tt> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th> (Section 2.63), and <tt>
(Section 2.66). (Section 2.67).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.56. <sup> 2.57. <sup>
Causes the text to be displayed as superscript, approximately half a Causes the text to be displayed as superscript, approximately half a
letter-height higher than normal text. This element can be combined letter-height higher than normal text. This element can be combined
with other character formatting elements, and the formatting will be with other character formatting elements, and the formatting will be
additive. additive.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.17), (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.18),
<dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.23), <li> <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em> (Section 2.24), <li>
(Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), <preamble> (Section 3.6), (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35), <preamble> (Section 3.6),
<refcontent> (Section 2.42), <strong> (Section 2.54), <t> <refcontent> (Section 2.43), <strong> (Section 2.55), <t>
(Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.62), and <tt> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th> (Section 2.63), and <tt>
(Section 2.66). (Section 2.67).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.57. <t> 2.58. <t>
Contains a paragraph of text. Contains a paragraph of text.
This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1), This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1),
<aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> <aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd>
(Section 2.19), <li> (Section 2.31), <list> (Section 3.4), <note> (Section 2.20), <li> (Section 2.32), <list> (Section 3.4), <note>
(Section 2.35), <section> (Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.60), and (Section 2.36), <section> (Section 2.50), <td> (Section 2.61), and
<th> (Section 2.62). <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <list> elements (Section 3.4) o <list> elements (Section 3.4)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7) o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <vspace> elements (Section 3.10) o <vspace> elements (Section 3.10)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.57.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.58.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this paragraph. Document-wide unique identifier for this paragraph.
2.57.2. "hangText" Attribute 2.58.2. "hangText" Attribute
Deprecated. Instead, use <dd> inside of a definition list (<dl>). Deprecated. Instead, use <dd> inside of a definition list (<dl>).
2.57.3. "keepWithNext" Attribute 2.58.3. "keepWithNext" Attribute
Acts as a hint to the output formatters that do pagination to do a Acts as a hint to the output formatters that do pagination to do a
best-effort attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element, best-effort attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element,
whatever that happens to be. For example, the HTML output @media whatever that happens to be. For example, the HTML output @media
print CSS ("CSS" refers to Cascading Style Sheets) might translate print CSS ("CSS" refers to Cascading Style Sheets) might translate
this to page-break-after: avoid. For PDF, the paginator could this to page-break-after: avoid. For PDF, the paginator could
attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element. Note: this attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element. Note: this
attribute is strictly a hint and not always actionable. attribute is strictly a hint and not always actionable.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
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best-effort attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element, best-effort attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element,
whatever that happens to be. For example, the HTML output @media whatever that happens to be. For example, the HTML output @media
print CSS ("CSS" refers to Cascading Style Sheets) might translate print CSS ("CSS" refers to Cascading Style Sheets) might translate
this to page-break-after: avoid. For PDF, the paginator could this to page-break-after: avoid. For PDF, the paginator could
attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element. Note: this attempt to keep the paragraph with the next element. Note: this
attribute is strictly a hint and not always actionable. attribute is strictly a hint and not always actionable.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
o "true" o "true"
2.57.4. "keepWithPrevious" Attribute 2.58.4. "keepWithPrevious" Attribute
Acts as a hint to the output formatters that do pagination to do a Acts as a hint to the output formatters that do pagination to do a
best-effort attempt to keep the paragraph with the previous element, best-effort attempt to keep the paragraph with the previous element,
whatever that happens to be. For example, the HTML output @media whatever that happens to be. For example, the HTML output @media
print CSS might translate this to page-break-before: avoid. For PDF, print CSS might translate this to page-break-before: avoid. For PDF,
the paginator could attempt to keep the paragraph with the previous the paginator could attempt to keep the paragraph with the previous
element. Note: this attribute is strictly a hint and not always element. Note: this attribute is strictly a hint and not always
actionable. actionable.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
o "true" o "true"
2.58. <table> 2.59. <table>
Contains a table with a caption with the table number. If the Contains a table with a caption with the table number. If the
element contains a <name> element, the caption will also show that element contains a <name> element, the caption will also show that
name. name.
Inside the <table> element is, optionally, a <thead> element to Inside the <table> element is, optionally, a <thead> element to
contain the rows that will be the table's heading and, optionally, a contain the rows that will be the table's heading and, optionally, a
<tfoot> element to contain the rows of the table's footer. If the <tfoot> element to contain the rows of the table's footer. If the
XML is converted to a representation that has page breaks (such as XML is converted to a representation that has page breaks (such as
PDFs or printed HTML), the header and footer are meant to appear on PDFs or printed HTML), the header and footer are meant to appear on
each page. each page.
This element appears as a child element of <aside> (Section 2.7), This element appears as a child element of <aside> (Section 2.7),
<blockquote> (Section 2.11), and <section> (Section 2.49). <blockquote> (Section 2.11), and <section> (Section 2.50).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.34) 1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.35)
2. One optional <thead> element (Section 2.63)
3. One or more <tbody> elements (Section 2.59) 2. One optional <thead> element (Section 2.64)
4. One optional <tfoot> element (Section 2.61) 3. One or more <tbody> elements (Section 2.60)
2.58.1. "align" Attribute 4. One optional <tfoot> element (Section 2.62)
2.59.1. "align" Attribute
Controls whether the table appears left justified, centered Controls whether the table appears left justified, centered
(default), or right justified. The caption will be centered under (default), or right justified. The caption will be centered under
the table, and the combined table and caption will be aligned the table, and the combined table and caption will be aligned
according to the "align" attribute. according to the "align" attribute.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "left" o "left"
o "center" (default) o "center" (default)
o "right" o "right"
2.58.2. "anchor" Attribute 2.59.2. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for this table. Document-wide unique identifier for this table.
2.59. <tbody> 2.60. <tbody>
A container for a set of body rows for a table. A container for a set of body rows for a table.
This element appears as a child element of <table> (Section 2.58). This element appears as a child element of <table> (Section 2.59).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <tr> elements (Section 2.65) One or more <tr> elements (Section 2.66)
2.59.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.60.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the tbody. Document-wide unique identifier for the tbody.
2.60. <td> 2.61. <td>
A cell in a table row. A cell in a table row.
This element appears as a child element of <tr> (Section 2.65). This element appears as a child element of <tr> (Section 2.66).
Content model: Content model:
Either: Either:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* <artset> elements (Section 2.5) * <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
* <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) * <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
* <dl> elements (Section 2.21) * <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
* <figure> elements (Section 2.27) * <figure> elements (Section 2.28)
* <ol> elements (Section 2.36) * <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.52) * <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.53)
* <t> elements (Section 2.57) * <t> elements (Section 2.58)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.67) * <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
Or: Or:
In any order: In any order:
* Text * Text
* <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) * <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
* <cref> elements (Section 2.17) * <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
* <em> elements (Section 2.23) * <em> elements (Section 2.24)
* <eref> elements (Section 2.25) * <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
* <iref> elements (Section 2.29) * <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
* <relref> elements (Section 2.47) * <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
* <strong> elements (Section 2.54) * <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
* <sub> elements (Section 2.55) * <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
* <sup> elements (Section 2.56) * <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
* <tt> elements (Section 2.66)
* <xref> elements (Section 2.70) * <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
2.60.1. "align" Attribute * <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.61.1. "align" Attribute
Controls whether the content of the cell appears left justified Controls whether the content of the cell appears left justified
(default), centered, or right justified. Note that "center" or (default), centered, or right justified. Note that "center" or
"right" will probably only work well in cells with plain text; any "right" will probably only work well in cells with plain text; any
other elements might make the contents render badly. other elements might make the contents render badly.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "left" (default) o "left" (default)
o "center" o "center"
o "right" o "right"
2.60.2. "anchor" Attribute 2.61.2. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the cell. Document-wide unique identifier for the cell.
2.60.3. "colspan" Attribute 2.61.3. "colspan" Attribute
The number of columns that the cell is to span. For example, setting The number of columns that the cell is to span. For example, setting
"colspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same horizontal "colspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same horizontal
space as three cells of a row without any "colspan" attributes. space as three cells of a row without any "colspan" attributes.
2.60.4. "rowspan" Attribute 2.61.4. "rowspan" Attribute
The number of rows that the cell is to span. For example, setting The number of rows that the cell is to span. For example, setting
"rowspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same vertical "rowspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same vertical
space as three rows. space as three rows.
2.61. <tfoot> 2.62. <tfoot>
A container for a set of footer rows for a table. A container for a set of footer rows for a table.
This element appears as a child element of <table> (Section 2.58). This element appears as a child element of <table> (Section 2.59).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <tr> elements (Section 2.65) One or more <tr> elements (Section 2.66)
2.61.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.62.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the tfoot. Document-wide unique identifier for the tfoot.
2.62. <th> 2.63. <th>
A cell in a table row. When rendered, this will normally come out in A cell in a table row. When rendered, this will normally come out in
boldface; other than that, there is no difference between this and boldface; other than that, there is no difference between this and
the <td> element. the <td> element.
This element appears as a child element of <tr> (Section 2.65). This element appears as a child element of <tr> (Section 2.66).
Content model: Content model:
Either: Either:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
* <artset> elements (Section 2.5) * <artset> elements (Section 2.5)
* <artwork> elements (Section 2.6) * <artwork> elements (Section 2.6)
* <dl> elements (Section 2.21) * <dl> elements (Section 2.22)
* <figure> elements (Section 2.27) * <figure> elements (Section 2.28)
* <ol> elements (Section 2.36) * <ol> elements (Section 2.37)
* <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.52) * <sourcecode> elements (Section 2.53)
* <t> elements (Section 2.57) * <t> elements (Section 2.58)
* <ul> elements (Section 2.67) * <ul> elements (Section 2.68)
Or: Or:
In any order: In any order:
* Text * Text
* <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) * <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
* <cref> elements (Section 2.17)
* <em> elements (Section 2.23) * <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
* <eref> elements (Section 2.25) * <em> elements (Section 2.24)
* <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
* <iref> elements (Section 2.29) * <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
* <relref> elements (Section 2.47) * <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
* <strong> elements (Section 2.54) * <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
* <sub> elements (Section 2.55) * <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
* <sup> elements (Section 2.56) * <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
* <tt> elements (Section 2.66) * <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
* <xref> elements (Section 2.70) * <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.62.1. "align" Attribute 2.63.1. "align" Attribute
Controls whether the content of the cell appears left justified Controls whether the content of the cell appears left justified
(default), centered, or right justified. Note that "center" or (default), centered, or right justified. Note that "center" or
"right" will probably only work well in cells with plain text; any "right" will probably only work well in cells with plain text; any
other elements might make the contents render badly. other elements might make the contents render badly.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "left" (default) o "left" (default)
o "center" o "center"
o "right" o "right"
2.62.2. "anchor" Attribute 2.63.2. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the row. Document-wide unique identifier for the row.
2.62.3. "colspan" Attribute 2.63.3. "colspan" Attribute
The number of columns that the cell is to span. For example, setting The number of columns that the cell is to span. For example, setting
"colspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same horizontal "colspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same horizontal
space as three cells of a row without any "colspan" attributes. space as three cells of a row without any "colspan" attributes.
2.62.4. "rowspan" Attribute 2.63.4. "rowspan" Attribute
The number of rows that the cell is to span. For example, setting The number of rows that the cell is to span. For example, setting
"rowspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same vertical "rowspan='3'" indicates that the cell occupies the same vertical
space as three rows. space as three rows.
2.63. <thead> 2.64. <thead>
A container for a set of header rows for a table. A container for a set of header rows for a table.
This element appears as a child element of <table> (Section 2.58). This element appears as a child element of <table> (Section 2.59).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <tr> elements (Section 2.65) One or more <tr> elements (Section 2.66)
2.63.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.64.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the thead. Document-wide unique identifier for the thead.
2.64. <title> 2.65. <title>
Represents the document title. Represents the document title.
When this element appears in the <front> element of the current When this element appears in the <front> element of the current
document, the title might also appear in page headers or footers. If document, the title might also appear in page headers or footers. If
it is long (~40 characters), the "abbrev" attribute can be used to it is long (~40 characters), the "abbrev" attribute can be used to
specify an abbreviated variant. specify an abbreviated variant.
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.64.1. "abbrev" Attribute 2.65.1. "abbrev" Attribute
Specifies an abbreviated variant of the document title. Specifies an abbreviated variant of the document title.
2.64.2. "ascii" Attribute 2.65.2. "ascii" Attribute
The ASCII equivalent of the title. The ASCII equivalent of the title.
2.65. <tr> 2.66. <tr>
A row of a table. A row of a table.
This element appears as a child element of <tbody> (Section 2.59), This element appears as a child element of <tbody> (Section 2.60),
<tfoot> (Section 2.61), and <thead> (Section 2.63). <tfoot> (Section 2.62), and <thead> (Section 2.64).
Content model: Content model:
In any order, but at least one of: In any order, but at least one of:
o <td> elements (Section 2.60) o <td> elements (Section 2.61)
o <th> elements (Section 2.63)
o <th> elements (Section 2.62)
2.65.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.66.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the row. Document-wide unique identifier for the row.
2.66. <tt> 2.67. <tt>
Causes the text to be displayed in a constant-width font. This Causes the text to be displayed in a constant-width font. This
element can be combined with other character formatting elements, and element can be combined with other character formatting elements, and
the formatting will be additive. the formatting will be additive.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.17), (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <cref> (Section 2.18),
<dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.23), <li> <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em> (Section 2.24), <li>
(Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), <preamble> (Section 3.6), (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35), <preamble> (Section 3.6),
<refcontent> (Section 2.42), <strong> (Section 2.54), <sub> <refcontent> (Section 2.43), <strong> (Section 2.55), <sub>
(Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.56), <sup> (Section 2.57), <t> (Section 2.58), <td>
(Section 2.60), and <th> (Section 2.62). (Section 2.61), and <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55) o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
2.67. <ul> o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
2.68. <ul>
An unordered list. The labels on the items will be symbols picked by An unordered list. The labels on the items will be symbols picked by
the formatter. the formatter.
This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1), This element appears as a child element of <abstract> (Section 2.1),
<aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd> <aside> (Section 2.7), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <dd>
(Section 2.19), <li> (Section 2.31), <note> (Section 2.35), <section> (Section 2.20), <li> (Section 2.32), <note> (Section 2.36), <section>
(Section 2.49), <td> (Section 2.60), and <th> (Section 2.62). (Section 2.50), <td> (Section 2.61), and <th> (Section 2.63).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <li> elements (Section 2.31) One or more <li> elements (Section 2.32)
2.67.1. "anchor" Attribute 2.68.1. "anchor" Attribute
Document-wide unique identifier for the list. Document-wide unique identifier for the list.
2.67.2. "empty" Attribute 2.68.2. "empty" Attribute
Defines whether or not the label is empty. empty="true" indicates Defines whether or not the label is empty. empty="true" indicates
that no label will be shown. that no label will be shown.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
o "true" o "true"
2.67.3. "spacing" Attribute 2.68.3. "spacing" Attribute
Defines whether or not there is a blank line between entries. Defines whether or not there is a blank line between entries.
spacing="normal" indicates a single blank line, while spacing="normal" indicates a single blank line, while
spacing="compact" indicates no space between. spacing="compact" indicates no space between.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "normal" (default) o "normal" (default)
o "compact" o "compact"
2.68. <uri> 2.69. <uri>
Contains a web address associated with the author. Contains a web address associated with the author.
The contents should be a valid URI; this most likely will be an The contents should be a valid URI; this most likely will be an
"http:" or "https:" URI. "http:" or "https:" URI.
This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2). This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.69. <workgroup> 2.70. <workgroup>
This element is used to specify the Working Group (IETF) or Research This element is used to specify the Working Group (IETF) or Research
Group (IRTF) from which the document originates, if any. The Group (IRTF) from which the document originates, if any. The
recommended format is the official name of the Working Group (with recommended format is the official name of the Working Group (with
some capitalization). some capitalization).
In Internet-Drafts, this is used in the upper left corner of the In Internet-Drafts, this is used in the upper left corner of the
boilerplate, replacing the "Network Working Group" string. boilerplate, replacing the "Network Working Group" string.
Formatting software can append the words "Working Group" or "Research Formatting software can append the words "Working Group" or "Research
Group", depending on the "submissionType" property of the <rfc> Group", depending on the "submissionType" property of the <rfc>
element (Section 2.48.12). element (Section 2.49.12).
This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.28). This element appears as a child element of <front> (Section 2.29).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.70. <xref> 2.71. <xref>
A reference to an anchor in this document. Formatters that have A reference to an anchor in this document. Formatters that have
links (such as HTML and PDF) are likely to render <xref> elements as links (such as HTML and PDF) are likely to render <xref> elements as
internal hyperlinks. This element is useful for referring to internal hyperlinks. This element is useful for referring to
references in the "References" section, to specific sections of this references in the "References" section, to specific sections of this
document, to specific figures, and so on. The "target" attribute is document, to specific figures, and so on. The "target" attribute is
required. required.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <c> (Section 3.1), <cref> (Section 2.3), <blockquote> (Section 2.11), <c> (Section 3.1), <cref>
(Section 2.17), <dd> (Section 2.19), <dt> (Section 2.22), <em> (Section 2.18), <dd> (Section 2.20), <dt> (Section 2.23), <em>
(Section 2.23), <li> (Section 2.31), <name> (Section 2.34), (Section 2.24), <li> (Section 2.32), <name> (Section 2.35),
<postamble> (Section 3.5), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <strong> <postamble> (Section 3.5), <preamble> (Section 3.6), <strong>
(Section 2.54), <sub> (Section 2.55), <sup> (Section 2.56), <t> (Section 2.55), <sub> (Section 2.56), <sup> (Section 2.57), <t>
(Section 2.57), <td> (Section 2.60), <th> (Section 2.62), <tt> (Section 2.58), <td> (Section 2.61), <th> (Section 2.63), <tt>
(Section 2.66), and <ttcol> (Section 3.9). (Section 2.67), and <ttcol> (Section 3.9).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
2.70.1. "format" Attribute 2.71.1. "format" Attribute
This attribute signals to formatters what the desired format of the This attribute signals to formatters what the desired format of the
reference should be. Formatters for document types that have linking reference should be. Formatters for document types that have linking
capability should wrap the displayed text in hyperlinks. capability should wrap the displayed text in hyperlinks.
"counter" "counter"
The "derivedContent" attribute will contain just a counter. This The "derivedContent" attribute will contain just a counter. This
is used for targets that are <section>, <figure>, <table>, or is used for targets that are <section>, <figure>, <table>, or
items in an ordered list. Using "format='counter'" where the items in an ordered list. Using "format='counter'" where the
target is any other type of element is an error. target is any other type of element is an error.
For example, with an input of: For example, with an input of:
<section anchor="overview">Protocol Overview</section> <section anchor="overview">Protocol Overview</section>
. . . . . .
See Section <xref target="overview" format="counter"/> See Section <xref target="overview" format="counter"/>
for an overview. for an overview.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
See Section <a href="#overview">1.7</a> for an overview. See Section <a href="#overview">1.7</a> for an overview.
"default" "default"
If the element has no content, the "derivedContent" attribute will If the element has no content, the "derivedContent" attribute will
contain a text fragment that describes the referenced part contain a text fragment that describes the referenced part
completely, such as "XML" for a target that is a <reference>, or completely, such as "XML" for a target that is a <reference>, or
"Section 2" or "Table 4" for a target to a non-reference. (If the "Section 2" or "Table 4" for a target to a non-reference. (If the
element has content, the "derivedContent" attribute is filled with element has content, the "derivedContent" attribute is filled with
the content.) the content.)
For example, with an input of: For example, with an input of:
<section anchor="overview">Protocol Overview</section> <section anchor="overview">Protocol Overview</section>
. . . . . .
See <xref target="overview"/> for an overview. See <xref target="overview"/> for an overview.
An HTML formatter might generate: An HTML formatter might generate:
See <a href="#overview">Section 1.7</a> for an overview. See <a href="#overview">Section 1.7</a> for an overview.
"none" "none"
Deprecated.
There will be no autogenerated text at all (this format only makes
sense if the <xref> element has text content).
For example, with an input of:
<section anchor="overview">Protocol Overview</section>
. . .
See <xref target="overview" format="none">section above</xref>
for an overview.
An HTML formatter might generate:
See <a href="#overview">section above</a> for an overview.
"title" "title"
If the target is a <reference> element, the "derivedContent" If the target is a <reference> element, the "derivedContent"
attribute will contain the name of the reference, extracted from attribute will contain the name of the reference, extracted from
the <title> child of the <front> child of the reference. Or, if the <title> child of the <front> child of the reference. Or, if
the target element has a <name> child element, the the target element has a <name> child element, the
"derivedContent" attribute will contain the text content of that "derivedContent" attribute will contain the text content of that
<name> element concatenated with the text content of each <name> element concatenated with the text content of each
descendant node of <name> (that is, stripping out all of the XML descendant node of <name> (that is, stripping out all of the XML
markup, leaving only the text). Or, if the target element does markup, leaving only the text). Or, if the target element does
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Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "default" (default) o "default" (default)
o "title" o "title"
o "counter" o "counter"
o "none" o "none"
2.70.2. "pageno" Attribute 2.71.2. "pageno" Attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "true" o "true"
o "false" (default) o "false" (default)
2.70.3. "target" Attribute (Mandatory) 2.71.3. "target" Attribute (Mandatory)
Identifies the document component being referenced. The value needs Identifies the document component being referenced. The value needs
to match the value of the "anchor" attribute of an element in the to match the value of the "anchor" attribute of an element in the
document; otherwise, it is an error. document; otherwise, it is an error.
3. Elements from v2 That Have Been Deprecated 3. Elements from v2 That Have Been Deprecated
This section lists the elements from v2 that have been deprecated. This section lists the elements from v2 that have been deprecated.
Note that some elements in v3 have attributes from v2 that are Note that some elements in v3 have attributes from v2 that are
deprecated; those are not listed here. deprecated; those are not listed here.
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Deprecated. Instead, use <tr>, <td>, and <th>. Deprecated. Instead, use <tr>, <td>, and <th>.
This element appears as a child element of <texttable> (Section 3.8). This element appears as a child element of <texttable> (Section 3.8).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7) o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
3.2. <facsimile> 3.2. <facsimile>
Deprecated. The <email> element is a much more useful way to get in Deprecated. The <email> element is a much more useful way to get in
touch with authors. touch with authors.
This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2). This element appears as a child element of <address> (Section 2.2).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
3.3. <format> 3.3. <format>
Deprecated. If the goal is to provide a single URI for a reference, Deprecated. If the goal is to provide a single URI for a reference,
use the "target" attribute in <reference> instead. use the "target" attribute in <reference> instead.
This element appears as a child element of <reference> This element appears as a child element of <reference>
(Section 2.43). (Section 2.44).
Content model: this element does not have any contents. Content model: this element does not have any contents.
3.3.1. "octets" attribute 3.3.1. "octets" attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
3.3.2. "target" attribute 3.3.2. "target" attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
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3.3.3. "type" attribute (Mandatory) 3.3.3. "type" attribute (Mandatory)
Deprecated. Deprecated.
3.4. <list> 3.4. <list>
Deprecated. Instead, use <dl> for list/@style "hanging"; <ul> for Deprecated. Instead, use <dl> for list/@style "hanging"; <ul> for
list/@style "empty" or "symbols"; and <ol> for list/@style "letters", list/@style "empty" or "symbols"; and <ol> for list/@style "letters",
"numbers", "counter", or "format". "numbers", "counter", or "format".
This element appears as a child element of <t> (Section 2.57). This element appears as a child element of <t> (Section 2.58).
Content model: Content model:
One or more <t> elements (Section 2.57) One or more <t> elements (Section 2.58)
3.4.1. "counter" attribute 3.4.1. "counter" attribute
Deprecated. The functionality of this attribute has been replaced Deprecated. The functionality of this attribute has been replaced
with <ol>/@start. with <ol>/@start.
3.4.2. "hangIndent" attribute 3.4.2. "hangIndent" attribute
Deprecated. Use <dl> instead. Deprecated. Use <dl> instead.
3.4.3. "style" attribute 3.4.3. "style" attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
3.5. <postamble> 3.5. <postamble>
Deprecated. Instead, use a regular paragraph after the figure or Deprecated. Instead, use a regular paragraph after the figure or
table. table.
This element appears as a child element of <figure> (Section 2.27) This element appears as a child element of <figure> (Section 2.28)
and <texttable> (Section 3.8). and <texttable> (Section 3.8).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7) o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
3.6. <preamble> 3.6. <preamble>
Deprecated. Instead, use a regular paragraph before the figure or Deprecated. Instead, use a regular paragraph before the figure or
table. table.
This element appears as a child element of <figure> (Section 2.27) This element appears as a child element of <figure> (Section 2.28)
and <texttable> (Section 3.8). and <texttable> (Section 3.8).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o Text o Text
o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10) o <bcp14> elements (Section 2.10)
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <em> elements (Section 2.23) o <em> elements (Section 2.24)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <relref> elements (Section 2.47) o <relref> elements (Section 2.48)
o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7) o <spanx> elements (Section 3.7)
o <strong> elements (Section 2.54) o <strong> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.56)
o <sub> elements (Section 2.55)
o <sup> elements (Section 2.56) o <sup> elements (Section 2.57)
o <tt> elements (Section 2.66) o <tt> elements (Section 2.67)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
3.7. <spanx> 3.7. <spanx>
Deprecated. Deprecated.
This element appears as a child element of <annotation> This element appears as a child element of <annotation>
(Section 2.3), <c> (Section 3.1), <postamble> (Section 3.5), (Section 2.3), <c> (Section 3.1), <postamble> (Section 3.5),
<preamble> (Section 3.6), and <t> (Section 2.57). <preamble> (Section 3.6), and <t> (Section 2.58).
Content model: only text content. Content model: only text content.
3.7.1. "style" attribute 3.7.1. "style" attribute
Deprecated. Instead of <spanx style="emph">, use <em>; instead of Deprecated. Instead of <spanx style="emph">, use <em>; instead of
<spanx style="strong">, use <strong>; instead of <spanx <spanx style="strong">, use <strong>; instead of <spanx
style="verb">, use <tt>. style="verb">, use <tt>.
3.7.2. "xml:space" attribute 3.7.2. "xml:space" attribute
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Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "default" o "default"
o "preserve" (default) o "preserve" (default)
3.8. <texttable> 3.8. <texttable>
Deprecated. Use <table> instead. Deprecated. Use <table> instead.
This element appears as a child element of <section> (Section 2.49). This element appears as a child element of <section> (Section 2.50).
Content model: Content model:
In this order: In this order:
1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.34) 1. One optional <name> element (Section 2.35)
2. One optional <preamble> element (Section 3.6) 2. One optional <preamble> element (Section 3.6)
3. One or more <ttcol> elements (Section 3.9) 3. One or more <ttcol> elements (Section 3.9)
4. Optional <c> elements (Section 3.1) 4. Optional <c> elements (Section 3.1)
5. One optional <postamble> element (Section 3.5) 5. One optional <postamble> element (Section 3.5)
3.8.1. "align" attribute 3.8.1. "align" attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
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3.9. <ttcol> 3.9. <ttcol>
Deprecated. Instead, use <tr>, <td>, and <th>. Deprecated. Instead, use <tr>, <td>, and <th>.
This element appears as a child element of <texttable> (Section 3.8). This element appears as a child element of <texttable> (Section 3.8).
Content model: Content model:
In any order: In any order:
o <cref> elements (Section 2.17) o <cref> elements (Section 2.18)
o <eref> elements (Section 2.25) o <eref> elements (Section 2.26)
o <iref> elements (Section 2.29) o <iref> elements (Section 2.30)
o <xref> elements (Section 2.70) o <xref> elements (Section 2.71)
o Text o Text
3.9.1. "align" attribute 3.9.1. "align" attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
Allowed values: Allowed values:
o "left" (default) o "left" (default)
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Deprecated. Deprecated.
3.10. <vspace> 3.10. <vspace>
Deprecated. In earlier versions of this format, <vspace> was often Deprecated. In earlier versions of this format, <vspace> was often
used to get an extra blank line in a list element; in the v3 used to get an extra blank line in a list element; in the v3
vocabulary, that can be done instead by using multiple <t> elements vocabulary, that can be done instead by using multiple <t> elements
inside the <li> element. Other uses have no direct replacement. inside the <li> element. Other uses have no direct replacement.
This element appears as a child element of <t> (Section 2.57). This element appears as a child element of <t> (Section 2.58).
Content model: this element does not have any contents. Content model: this element does not have any contents.
3.10.1. "blankLines" attribute 3.10.1. "blankLines" attribute
Deprecated. Deprecated.
4. SVG 4. SVG
The discussion of the use of SVG can be found in [RFC7996]. This The discussion of the use of SVG can be found in [RFC7996]. This
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[RFC7997] Flanagan, H., Ed., "The Use of Non-ASCII Characters in [RFC7997] Flanagan, H., Ed., "The Use of Non-ASCII Characters in
RFCs", RFC 7997, DOI 10.17487/RFC7997, December 2016, RFCs", RFC 7997, DOI 10.17487/RFC7997, December 2016,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7997>. <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7997>.
[RFC7998] Hoffman, P. and J. Hildebrand, ""xml2rfc" Version 3 [RFC7998] Hoffman, P. and J. Hildebrand, ""xml2rfc" Version 3
Preparation Tool Description", RFC 7998, Preparation Tool Description", RFC 7998,
DOI 10.17487/RFC7998, December 2016, DOI 10.17487/RFC7998, December 2016,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7998>. <https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7998>.
[RFC8407] Bierman, A., "Guidelines for Authors and Reviewers of
Documents Containing YANG Data Models", BCP 216, RFC 8407,
DOI 10.17487/RFC8407, October 2018,
<https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8407>.
[RNC] Clark, J., "RELAX NG Compact Syntax", The Organization for [RNC] Clark, J., "RELAX NG Compact Syntax", The Organization for
the Advancement of Structured Information Standards the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
(OASIS) , November 2002, <https://www.oasis- (OASIS) , November 2002, <https://www.oasis-
open.org/committees/relax-ng/compact-20021121.html>. open.org/committees/relax-ng/compact-20021121.html>.
[RNG] ISO/IEC, "Information Technology - Document Schema [RNG] ISO/IEC, "Information Technology - Document Schema
Definition Languages (DSDL) - Part 2: Regular-Grammar- Definition Languages (DSDL) - Part 2: Regular-Grammar-
Based Validation - RELAX NG (Second Edition)", ISO/ Based Validation - RELAX NG (Second Edition)", ISO/
IEC 19757-2:2008(E), December 2008. IEC 19757-2:2008(E), December 2008.
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[XPOINTER] [XPOINTER]
Grosso, P., Maler, E., Marsh, J., and N. Walsh, "XPointer Grosso, P., Maler, E., Marsh, J., and N. Walsh, "XPointer
Framework", W3C Recommendation REC-xptr-framework- Framework", W3C Recommendation REC-xptr-framework-
20030325, March 2003, 20030325, March 2003,
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-xptr-framework-20030325/>. <http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/REC-xptr-framework-20030325/>.
Latest version available at <http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr- Latest version available at <http://www.w3.org/TR/xptr-
framework/>. framework/>.
9.3. Editorial References
[IMPNOTES]
Levkowetz, H., "Implementation notes for RFC7991, "The
'xml2rfc' Version 3 Vocabulary"", draft-levkowetz-xml2rfc-
v3-implementation-notes-10 (work in progress), October
2019.
9.4. URIs
[1] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/34
[2] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/50
[3] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/35
[4] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/51
[5] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/37
[6] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/56
[7] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/38
[8] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/62
[9] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/39
[10] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/63
[11] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/9
[12] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/40
[13] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/68
[14] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/32
[15] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/40
[16] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/69
[17] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/47
[18] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/70
[19] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/76
[20] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/89
[21] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/47
[22] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/69
[23] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/92
[24] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/93
[25] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/95
[26] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/96
[27] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/97
[28] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/108
[29] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/108
[30] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/pull/108
[31] https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/
issues/111
Appendix A. Front-Page ("Boilerplate") Generation Appendix A. Front-Page ("Boilerplate") Generation
The values listed here will be defined by the RFC Series Editor. The values listed here will be defined by the RFC Series Editor.
Those listed here are believed to be the current values in use. Those listed here are believed to be the current values in use.
A.1. The "ipr" Attribute A.1. The "category" Attribute
For RFCs, the "category" attribute (Section 2.49.1) determines the
"maturity level" (see Section 4 of [RFC2026]). The allowed values
are "std" for "Standards Track", "bcp" for "BCP", "info" for
"Informational", "exp" for "Experimental", and "historic" for
"Historic".
For Internet-Drafts, the "category" attribute is not needed; when
supplied, it will appear as "Intended Status". Supplying this
information can be useful to reviewers.
A.2. The "ipr" Attribute
This attribute value can take a long list of values, each of which This attribute value can take a long list of values, each of which
describes an IPR policy for the document (Section 2.48.5). The describes an IPR policy for the document (Section 2.49.5). The
values are not the result of a grand design, but they remain simply values are not the result of a grand design, but they remain simply
for historic reasons. Of these values, only a few are currently in for historic reasons. Of these values, only a few are currently in
use; all others are supported by various tools for backwards use; all others are supported by various tools for backwards
compatibility with old source files. compatibility with old source files.
Note: Some variations of the boilerplate are selected based on the Note: Some variations of the boilerplate are selected based on the
document's date; therefore, it is important to specify the "year", document's date; therefore, it is important to specify the "year",
"month", and "day" attributes of the <date> element when archiving "month", and "day" attributes of the <date> element when archiving
the XML source of an Internet-Draft on the day of submission. the XML source of an Internet-Draft on the day of submission.
_Disclaimer: THIS ONLY PROVIDES IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION. IF YOU _Disclaimer: THIS ONLY PROVIDES IMPLEMENTATION INFORMATION. IF YOU
NEED LEGAL ADVICE, PLEASE CONTACT A LAWYER._ For further information, NEED LEGAL ADVICE, PLEASE CONTACT A LAWYER._ For further information,
refer to <http://trustee.ietf.org/docs/IETF-Copyright-FAQ.pdf>. refer to <http://trustee.ietf.org/docs/IETF-Copyright-FAQ.pdf>.
For the current "Copyright Notice" text, the submissionType attribute For the current "Copyright Notice" text, the submissionType attribute
of the <rfc> element (Section 2.48.12) determines whether a statement of the <rfc> element (Section 2.49.12) determines whether a statement
about "Code Components" is inserted (which is the case for the value about "Code Components" is inserted (which is the case for the value
"IETF", which is the default). Other values, such as "independent", "IETF", which is the default). Other values, such as "independent",
suppress this part of the text. suppress this part of the text.
A.1.1. Current Values: "*trust200902" A.2.1. Current Values: "*trust200902"
The name for these values refers to version 2.0 of the IETF Trust's The name for these values refers to version 2.0 of the IETF Trust's
"Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents", sometimes simply "Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents", sometimes simply
called the "TLP", which went into effect on February 15, 2009 called the "TLP", which went into effect on February 15, 2009
[TLP2.0]. Updates to the document were published on September 12, [TLP2.0]. Updates to the document were published on September 12,
2009 [TLP3.0] and on December 28, 2009 [TLP4.0], modifying the 2009 [TLP3.0] and on December 28, 2009 [TLP4.0], modifying the
license for code components (see <http://trustee.ietf.org/license- license for code components (see <http://trustee.ietf.org/license-
info/> for further information). The actual text is located in info/> for further information). The actual text is located in
Section 6 ("Text to Be Included in IETF Documents") of these Section 6 ("Text to Be Included in IETF Documents") of these
documents. documents.
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+----------+--------------------------------+ +----------+--------------------------------+
| TLP | starting with publication date | | TLP | starting with publication date |
+----------+--------------------------------+ +----------+--------------------------------+
| [TLP3.0] | 2009-11-01 | | [TLP3.0] | 2009-11-01 |
| [TLP4.0] | 2010-04-01 | | [TLP4.0] | 2010-04-01 |
+----------+--------------------------------+ +----------+--------------------------------+
The TLP was again updated in March 2015 [TLP5.0], but the changes The TLP was again updated in March 2015 [TLP5.0], but the changes
made in that version do not affect the boilerplate text. made in that version do not affect the boilerplate text.
A.1.1.1. trust200902 A.2.1.1. trust200902
This value should be used unless one of the more specific This value should be used unless one of the more specific
"*trust200902" values is a better fit. It produces the text in "*trust200902" values is a better fit. It produces the text in
Sections 6.a and 6.b of the TLP. Sections 6.a and 6.b of the TLP.
A.1.1.2. noModificationTrust200902 A.2.1.2. noModificationTrust200902
This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.i of the TLP: This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.i of the TLP:
This document may not be modified, and derivative works of it may This document may not be modified, and derivative works of it may
not be created, except to format it for publication as an RFC or not be created, except to format it for publication as an RFC or
to translate it into languages other than English. to translate it into languages other than English.
Note: this clause is incompatible with RFCs that are published on Note: this clause is incompatible with RFCs that are published on
the Standards Track. the Standards Track.
A.1.1.3. noDerivativesTrust200902 A.2.1.3. noDerivativesTrust200902
This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.ii of the TLP: This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.ii of the TLP:
This document may not be modified, and derivative works of it may This document may not be modified, and derivative works of it may
not be created, and it may not be published except as an Internet- not be created, and it may not be published except as an Internet-
Draft. Draft.
Note: this clause is incompatible with RFCs. Note: this clause is incompatible with RFCs.
A.1.1.4. pre5378Trust200902 A.2.1.4. pre5378Trust200902
This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.iii of the TLP, This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.iii of the TLP,
frequently called the "pre-5378 escape clause" referring to changes frequently called the "pre-5378 escape clause" referring to changes
introduced in [RFC5378]: introduced in [RFC5378]:
This document may contain material from IETF Documents or IETF This document may contain material from IETF Documents or IETF
Contributions published or made publicly available before November Contributions published or made publicly available before November
10, 2008. The person(s) controlling the copyright in some of this 10, 2008. The person(s) controlling the copyright in some of this
material may not have granted the IETF Trust the right to allow material may not have granted the IETF Trust the right to allow
modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process. modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process.
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This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.iii of the TLP, This produces the additional text from Section 6.c.iii of the TLP,
frequently called the "pre-5378 escape clause" referring to changes frequently called the "pre-5378 escape clause" referring to changes
introduced in [RFC5378]: introduced in [RFC5378]:
This document may contain material from IETF Documents or IETF This document may contain material from IETF Documents or IETF
Contributions published or made publicly available before November Contributions published or made publicly available before November
10, 2008. The person(s) controlling the copyright in some of this 10, 2008. The person(s) controlling the copyright in some of this
material may not have granted the IETF Trust the right to allow material may not have granted the IETF Trust the right to allow
modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process. modifications of such material outside the IETF Standards Process.
Without obtaining an adequate license from the person(s) Without obtaining an adequate license from the person(s)
controlling the copyright in such materials, this document may not controlling the copyright in such materials, this document may not
be modified outside the IETF Standards Process, and derivative be modified outside the IETF Standards Process, and derivative
works of it may not be created outside the IETF Standards Process, works of it may not be created outside the IETF Standards Process,
except to format it for publication as an RFC or to translate it except to format it for publication as an RFC or to translate it
into languages other than English. into languages other than English.
See Section 4 of <http://trustee.ietf.org/docs/IETF-Copyright- See Section 4 of <http://trustee.ietf.org/docs/IETF-Copyright-
FAQ.pdf> for further information about when to use this value. FAQ.pdf> for further information about when to use this value.
Note: this text appears under "Copyright Notice", unless the Note: this text appears under "Copyright Notice", unless the
document was published before November 2009, in which case it document was published before November 2009, in which case it
appears under "Status of This Memo". appears under "Status of This Memo".
A.1.2. Historic Values A.2.2. Historic Values
A.1.2.1. Historic Values: "*trust200811" A.2.2.1. Historic Values: "*trust200811"
The attribute values "trust200811", "noModificationTrust200811", and The attribute values "trust200811", "noModificationTrust200811", and
"noDerivativesTrust200811" are similar to their "trust200902" "noDerivativesTrust200811" are similar to their "trust200902"
counterparts, except that they use text specified in [TLP1.0]. counterparts, except that they use text specified in [TLP1.0].
A.1.2.2. Historic Values: "*3978" A.2.2.2. Historic Values: "*3978"
The attribute values "full3978", "noModification3978", and The attribute values "full3978", "noModification3978", and
"noDerivatives3978" are similar to their counterparts above, except "noDerivatives3978" are similar to their counterparts above, except
that they use text specified in [RFC3978]. that they use text specified in [RFC3978].
A.1.2.3. Historic Values: "*3667" A.2.2.3. Historic Values: "*3667"
The attribute values "full3667", "noModification3667", and The attribute values "full3667", "noModification3667", and
"noDerivatives3667" are similar to their counterparts above, except "noDerivatives3667" are similar to their counterparts above, except
that they use text specified in [RFC3667]. that they use text specified in [RFC3667].
A.1.2.4. Historic Values: "*2026" A.2.2.4. Historic Values: "*2026"
The attribute values "full2026" and "noDerivativeWorks2026" are The attribute values "full2026" and "noDerivativeWorks2026" are
similar to their counterparts above, except that they use text similar to their counterparts above, except that they use text
specified in Section 10 of [RFC2026]. specified in Section 10 of [RFC2026].
The special value "none" was also used back then; it denied the IETF The special value "none" was also used back then; it denied the IETF
any rights beyond publication as an Internet-Draft. any rights beyond publication as an Internet-Draft.
A.2. The "submissionType" Attribute A.3. The "submissionType" Attribute
The RFC Editor publishes documents from different "document streams", The RFC Editor publishes documents from different "document streams",
of which the "IETF stream" is the most prominent. Other streams are of which the "IETF stream" is the most prominent. Other streams are
the "Independent Submissions stream" (used for things such as the "Independent Submissions stream" (used for things such as
discussion of Internet-related technologies that are not part of the discussion of Internet-related technologies that are not part of the
IETF agenda), the "IAB stream" (Internet Architecture Board), and the IETF agenda), the "IAB stream" (Internet Architecture Board), and the
"IRTF stream" (Internet Research Task Force). "IRTF stream" (Internet Research Task Force).
The values for the attribute are "IETF" (the default value), The values for the attribute are "IETF" (the default value),
"independent", "IAB", and "IRTF". "independent", "IAB", and "IRTF".
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Group" or the value of the <workgroup> element). Group" or the value of the <workgroup> element).
o For RFCs, it affects the whole "Status of This Memo" section (see o For RFCs, it affects the whole "Status of This Memo" section (see
Section 3.2 of [RFC7841]). Section 3.2 of [RFC7841]).
o For all RFCs and Internet-Drafts, it determines whether the o For all RFCs and Internet-Drafts, it determines whether the
"Copyright Notice" section mentions the Copyright on Code "Copyright Notice" section mentions the Copyright on Code
Components (see Section 6 of the TLP ("Text to Be Included in IETF Components (see Section 6 of the TLP ("Text to Be Included in IETF
Documents")). Documents")).
A.3. The "consensus" Attribute A.4. The "consensus" Attribute
For some of the publication streams (see Appendix A.2), the "Status For some of the publication streams (see Appendix A.3), the "Status
of This Memo" section depends on whether there was a consensus to of This Memo" section depends on whether there was a consensus to
publish (again, see Section 3.4 of [RFC7841]). publish (again, see Section 3.4 of [RFC7841]).
The consensus attribute can be used to supply this information. The The consensus attribute can be used to supply this information. The
acceptable values are "true" (the default) and "false"; "yes" and acceptable values are "true" (the default) and "false"; "yes" and
"no" from v2 are deprecated. "no" from v2 are deprecated.
The effect of this value for the various streams is: The effect of this value for the various streams is:
o "independent": none. o "independent": none.
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B.1. Including External Text with XInclude B.1. Including External Text with XInclude
All tools for the v3 format are expected to support XInclude All tools for the v3 format are expected to support XInclude
[XInclude]. XInclude specifies a processing model and syntax for [XInclude]. XInclude specifies a processing model and syntax for
general-purpose inclusion of information that is either on the general-purpose inclusion of information that is either on the
Internet or local to the user's computer. Internet or local to the user's computer.
In the v3 syntax, XInclude is expressed as the <xi:include> element. In the v3 syntax, XInclude is expressed as the <xi:include> element.
To use this element, you need to include the "xi" namespace in the To use this element, you need to include the "xi" namespace in the
<rfc> element; that is, you need to specify <rfc> element; that is, you need to specify
xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"
as one of the attributes in the <rfc> element. as one of the attributes in the <rfc> element.
The most common way to use <xi:include> is to pull in references that The most common way to use <xi:include> is to pull in references that
are already formed as XML. Currently, this can be done from are already formed as XML. Currently, this can be done from
xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org, but later this is expected to be from the RFC xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org, but later this is expected to be from the RFC
Editor. For example, if a document has three normative references, Editor. For example, if a document has three normative references,
all RFCs, the document might contain: all RFCs, the document might contain:
<references> <references>
<xi:include href="http://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/ <xi:include href="http://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/
bibxml/reference.RFC.2119.xml"/> bibxml/reference.RFC.2119.xml"/>
<xi:include href="http://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/ <xi:include href="http://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/
bibxml/reference.RFC.4869.xml"/> bibxml/reference.RFC.4869.xml"/>
<xi:include href="http://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/ <xi:include href="http://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/
bibxml/reference.RFC.7169.xml"/> bibxml/reference.RFC.7169.xml"/>
</references> </references>
(the line breaks in the example above have been added for readability
and need to be removed in practice)
<xi:include> can be used anywhere an XML element could be used (but <xi:include> can be used anywhere an XML element could be used (but
not where free text is used). For example, if three Internet-Drafts not where free text is used). For example, if three Internet-Drafts
are all including a particular paragraph or section verbatim, that are all including a particular paragraph or section verbatim, that
text can be kept either in a file or somewhere on the web and can be text can be kept either in a file or somewhere on the web and can be
included with <xi:include>. An example of pulling something from the included with <xi:include>. An example of pulling something from the
local disk would be: local disk would be:
<x:include href="file://home/chris/ietf/drafts/commontext.xml"/> <xi:include href="file://home/chris/ietf/drafts/commontext.xml"/>
In general, XInclude should be used instead of ENTITY references and In general, XInclude should be used instead of ENTITY references and
XML Processing Instructions (PIs) that allow external inclusions. XML Processing Instructions (PIs) that allow external inclusions.
B.2. Anchors and IDs B.2. Anchors and IDs
People writing and reading Internet-Drafts and RFCs often want to People writing and reading Internet-Drafts and RFCs often want to
make reference to specific locations in those documents. In the case make reference to specific locations in those documents. In the case
of RFC authors, it is common to want to reference another part of of RFC authors, it is common to want to reference another part of
their document, such as "see Section 3.2 of this document." Readers, their document, such as "see Section 3.2 of this document." Readers,
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characters in it, the value might be "Common,Latin,Han". characters in it, the value might be "Common,Latin,Han".
o <sourcecode> "originalSrc" attribute -- This attribute is filled o <sourcecode> "originalSrc" attribute -- This attribute is filled
with the original value of the "src" attribute if that attribute with the original value of the "src" attribute if that attribute
is removed by the prep tool. is removed by the prep tool.
o <xref> "derivedContent" attribute -- This attribute is filled in o <xref> "derivedContent" attribute -- This attribute is filled in
if there is no content in the <xref> element. The value for this if there is no content in the <xref> element. The value for this
attribute is based on the value in the "displayFormat" attribute. attribute is based on the value in the "displayFormat" attribute.
Examples of how this value is filled can be found in Examples of how this value is filled can be found in
Section 2.70.1. Section 2.71.1.
In addition, note that the contents of the <boilerplate> element are In addition, note that the contents of the <boilerplate> element are
controlled by the prep tool. controlled by the prep tool.
Appendix C. RELAX NG Schema Appendix C. RELAX NG Schema
The following is the RELAX NG schema for the v3 format. The following is the RELAX NG schema for the v3 format.
namespace a = "http://relaxng.org/ns/compatibility/annotations/1.0" namespace a = "http://relaxng.org/ns/compatibility/annotations/1.0"
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In addition, note that the contents of the <boilerplate> element are In addition, note that the contents of the <boilerplate> element are
controlled by the prep tool. controlled by the prep tool.
Appendix C. RELAX NG Schema Appendix C. RELAX NG Schema
The following is the RELAX NG schema for the v3 format. The following is the RELAX NG schema for the v3 format.
namespace a = "http://relaxng.org/ns/compatibility/annotations/1.0" namespace a = "http://relaxng.org/ns/compatibility/annotations/1.0"
# xml2rfc Version 3 grammar # xml2rfc Version 3 grammar
rfc = rfc =
element rfc { element rfc {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute number { text }?, attribute number { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute obsoletes { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute obsoletes { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute updates { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute updates { text }?,
attribute category { text }?, attribute category {
"std" | "bcp" | "info" | "exp" | "historic"
}?,
attribute mode { text }?, attribute mode { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "false" ] [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
attribute consensus { "no" | "yes" | "false" | "true" }?, attribute consensus { "no" | "yes" | "false" | "true" }?,
attribute seriesNo { text }?, attribute seriesNo { text }?,
attribute ipr { text }?, attribute ipr { text }?,
attribute iprExtract { xsd:IDREF }?, attribute iprExtract { xsd:IDREF }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "IETF" ] [ a:defaultValue = "IETF" ]
attribute submissionType { attribute submissionType {
"IETF" | "IAB" | "IRTF" | "independent" "IETF" | "IAB" | "IRTF" | "independent"
}?, }?,
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attribute asciiInitials { text }?, attribute asciiInitials { text }?,
attribute surname { text }?, attribute surname { text }?,
attribute asciiSurname { text }?, attribute asciiSurname { text }?,
attribute fullname { text }?, attribute fullname { text }?,
attribute role { "editor" }?, attribute role { "editor" }?,
attribute asciiFullname { text }?, attribute asciiFullname { text }?,
organization?, organization?,
address? address?
} }
contact =
element contact {
attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute initials { text }?,
attribute asciiInitials { text }?,
attribute surname { text }?,
attribute asciiSurname { text }?,
attribute fullname { text }?,
attribute asciiFullname { text }?,
organization?,
address?
}
organization = organization =
element organization { element organization {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute abbrev { text }?, attribute abbrev { text }?,
attribute ascii { text }?, attribute ascii { text }?,
attribute asciiAbbrev { text }?, attribute asciiAbbrev { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "true" ] [ a:defaultValue = "true" ]
attribute showOnFrontPage { "true" | "false" }?, attribute showOnFrontPage { "true" | "false" }?,
text text
} }
address = address =
element address { element address {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
postal?, postal?,
phone?, phone?,
facsimile?, facsimile?,
email?, email*,
uri? uri?
} }
postal = postal =
element postal { element postal {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
((city ((city
| cityarea | cityarea
| code | code
| country | country
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attribute numbered { "true" | "false" }?, attribute numbered { "true" | "false" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "default" ] [ a:defaultValue = "default" ]
attribute toc { "include" | "exclude" | "default" }?, attribute toc { "include" | "exclude" | "default" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "false" ] [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
attribute removeInRFC { "true" | "false" }?, attribute removeInRFC { "true" | "false" }?,
name?, name?,
(artset (artset
| artwork | artwork
| aside | aside
| blockquote | blockquote
| contact
| dl | dl
| figure | figure
| iref | iref
| ol | ol
| sourcecode | sourcecode
| t | t
| table | table
| texttable | texttable
| ul)*, | ul)*,
section* section*
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| xref)+) | xref)+)
} }
dl = dl =
element dl { element dl {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?, attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "normal" ] [ a:defaultValue = "normal" ]
attribute spacing { "normal" | "compact" }?, attribute spacing { "normal" | "compact" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "true" ] [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
attribute newline { "false" | "true" }?, attribute newline { "false" | "true" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "0" ] attribute indent { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "0" ] attribute indent { text }?,
attribute pn { text }?, attribute pn { text }?,
(dt, dd)+ (dt, dd)+
} }
dt = dt =
element dt { element dt {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?, attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?,
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attribute section { text }, attribute section { text },
attribute relative { text }?, attribute relative { text }?,
attribute derivedLink { text }?, attribute derivedLink { text }?,
text text
} }
eref = eref =
element eref { element eref {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "none" ]
attribute brackets { "none" | "angle" }?,
attribute target { text }, attribute target { text },
text text
} }
iref = iref =
element iref { element iref {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute item { text }, attribute item { text },
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute subitem { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute subitem { text }?,
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[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute type { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute type { text }?,
attribute src { text }?, attribute src { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "left" ] [ a:defaultValue = "left" ]
attribute align { "left" | "center" | "right" }?, attribute align { "left" | "center" | "right" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute alt { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute alt { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute width { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute width { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute height { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute height { text }?,
attribute originalSrc { text }?, attribute originalSrc { text }?,
(text* | svg) (text* | svg)
} }
# TODO: replace with link to RSE site, or provide an inline version a:documentation [ "svg element: see Appendix A of [RFC7996]." ]
include "svg.rnc" include "SVG-1.2-RFC.rnc"
sourcecode = sourcecode =
element sourcecode { element sourcecode {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
attribute xml:lang { text }?, attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?, attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?,
attribute pn { text }?, attribute pn { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute markers { "true" | "false" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute name { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute name { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute type { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute type { text }?,
attribute src { text }?, attribute src { text }?,
attribute originalSrc { text }?, attribute originalSrc { text }?,
text text
} }
thead = thead =
element thead { element thead {
attribute xml:base { text }?, attribute xml:base { text }?,
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rfc = rfc =
element rfc { element rfc {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute number { text }?, attribute number { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute obsoletes { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute obsoletes { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute updates { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute updates { text }?,
- attribute category { "std" | "bcp" | "info" | "exp" | - attribute category { "std" | "bcp" | "info" | "exp" |
- "historic" }?, - "historic" }?,
- attribute consensus { "no" | "yes" }?, - attribute consensus { "no" | "yes" }?,
+ attribute category { text }?, - attribute seriesNo { text }?,
+ attribute mode { text }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
+ attribute consensus { "no" | "yes" | "false" | "true" }?,
attribute seriesNo { text }?,
- attribute ipr { - attribute ipr {
- "full2026" - "full2026"
- | "noDerivativeWorks2026" - | "noDerivativeWorks2026"
- | "none" - | "none"
- | "full3667" - | "full3667"
- | "noModification3667" - | "noModification3667"
- | "noDerivatives3667" - | "noDerivatives3667"
- | "full3978" - | "full3978"
- | "noModification3978" - | "noModification3978"
- | "noDerivatives3978" - | "noDerivatives3978"
- | "trust200811" - | "trust200811"
- | "noModificationTrust200811" - | "noModificationTrust200811"
- | "noDerivativesTrust200811" - | "noDerivativesTrust200811"
- | "trust200902" - | "trust200902"
- | "noModificationTrust200902" - | "noModificationTrust200902"
- | "noDerivativesTrust200902" - | "noDerivativesTrust200902"
- | "pre5378Trust200902" - | "pre5378Trust200902"
- }?, + attribute category {
+ "std" | "bcp" | "info" | "exp" | "historic"
}?,
+ attribute mode { text }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
+ attribute consensus { "no" | "yes" | "false" | "true" }?,
+ attribute seriesNo { text }?,
+ attribute ipr { text }?, + attribute ipr { text }?,
attribute iprExtract { xsd:IDREF }?, attribute iprExtract { xsd:IDREF }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "IETF" ] [ a:defaultValue = "IETF" ]
attribute submissionType { attribute submissionType {
"IETF" | "IAB" | "IRTF" | "independent" "IETF" | "IAB" | "IRTF" | "independent"
}?, }?,
attribute docName { text }?, attribute docName { text }?,
- [ a:defaultValue = "en" ] attribute xml:lang { text }?, - [ a:defaultValue = "en" ] attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "false" ] + [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
+ attribute sortRefs { "true" | "false" }?, + attribute sortRefs { "true" | "false" }?,
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element author { element author {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute initials { text }?, attribute initials { text }?,
+ attribute asciiInitials { text }?, + attribute asciiInitials { text }?,
attribute surname { text }?, attribute surname { text }?,
+ attribute asciiSurname { text }?, + attribute asciiSurname { text }?,
attribute fullname { text }?, attribute fullname { text }?,
attribute role { "editor" }?, attribute role { "editor" }?,
+ attribute asciiFullname { text }?, + attribute asciiFullname { text }?,
+ organization?,
+ address?
+ }
+ contact =
+ element contact {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ attribute initials { text }?,
+ attribute asciiInitials { text }?,
+ attribute surname { text }?,
+ attribute asciiSurname { text }?,
+ attribute fullname { text }?,
+ attribute asciiFullname { text }?,
organization?, organization?,
address? address?
} }
organization = organization =
element organization { element organization {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute abbrev { text }?, attribute abbrev { text }?,
+ attribute ascii { text }?, + attribute ascii { text }?,
+ attribute asciiAbbrev { text }?, + attribute asciiAbbrev { text }?,
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+ attribute showOnFrontPage { "true" | "false" }?, + attribute showOnFrontPage { "true" | "false" }?,
+ text + text
+ } + }
+ address = + address =
+ element address { + element address {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ postal?, + postal?,
+ phone?, + phone?,
+ facsimile?, + facsimile?,
+ email?, + email*,
+ uri? + uri?
+ } + }
+ postal = + postal =
+ element postal { + element postal {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ ((city + ((city
+ | cityarea + | cityarea
+ | code + | code
+ | country + | country
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+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ section+ + section+
} }
- middle = element middle { section+ } - middle = element middle { section+ }
section = section =
element section { element section {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?, attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?,
- attribute title { text }, - attribute title { text },
+ attribute pn { text }?, + attribute pn { text }?,
+ attribute title { text }?, + attribute title { text }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "true" ] + [ a:defaultValue = "true" ]
+ attribute numbered { "true" | "false" }?, + attribute numbered { "true" | "false" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "default" ] [ a:defaultValue = "default" ]
attribute toc { "include" | "exclude" | "default" }?, attribute toc { "include" | "exclude" | "default" }?,
- (t | figure | texttable | iref)*, - (t | figure | texttable | iref)*,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "false" ] + [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
+ attribute removeInRFC { "true" | "false" }?, + attribute removeInRFC { "true" | "false" }?,
+ name?, + name?,
+ (artset + (artset
+ | artwork + | artwork
+ | aside + | aside
+ | blockquote + | blockquote
+ | contact
+ | dl + | dl
+ | figure + | figure
+ | iref + | iref
+ | ol + | ol
+ | sourcecode + | sourcecode
+ | t + | t
+ | table + | table
+ | texttable + | texttable
+ | ul)*, + | ul)*,
section* section*
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+ | tt + | tt
+ | xref)+) + | xref)+)
+ } + }
+ dl = + dl =
+ element dl { + element dl {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?, + attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "normal" ] + [ a:defaultValue = "normal" ]
+ attribute spacing { "normal" | "compact" }?, + attribute spacing { "normal" | "compact" }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "true" ] + [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
+ attribute newline { "false" | "true" }?, + attribute newline { "false" | "true" }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "0" ] attribute indent { text }?, + [ a:defaultValue = "0" ] attribute indent { text }?,
+ attribute pn { text }?, + attribute pn { text }?,
+ (dt, dd)+ + (dt, dd)+
+ } + }
+ dt = + dt =
+ element dt { + element dt {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?, + attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?,
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xref = xref =
element xref { element xref {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute target { xsd:IDREF }, attribute target { xsd:IDREF },
- [ a:defaultValue = "false" ] attribute pageno { "true" | - [ a:defaultValue = "false" ] attribute pageno { "true" |
- "false" }?, - "false" }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "false" ] + [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
+ attribute pageno { "true" | "false" }?, + attribute pageno { "true" | "false" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "default" ] [ a:defaultValue = "default" ]
- attribute format { "counter" | "title" | "none" | "default" - attribute format { "counter" | "title" | "none" | "default"
+ attribute format { "default" | "title" | "counter" | "none" + attribute format { "default" | "title" | "counter" | "none"
}?, + }?,
+ attribute derivedContent { text }?, + attribute derivedContent { text }?,
+ text + text
+ } + }
+ relref = + relref =
+ element relref { + element relref {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ attribute target { xsd:IDREF }, + attribute target { xsd:IDREF },
+ [ a:defaultValue = "of" ] + [ a:defaultValue = "of" ]
+ attribute displayFormat { "of" | "comma" | "parens" | "bare" + attribute displayFormat { "of" | "comma" | "parens" | "bare"
+ }?, }?,
+ attribute section { text }, + attribute section { text },
+ attribute relative { text }?, + attribute relative { text }?,
+ attribute derivedLink { text }?, + attribute derivedLink { text }?,
text text
} }
eref = eref =
element eref { element eref {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "none" ]
+ attribute brackets { "none" | "angle" }?,
attribute target { text }, attribute target { text },
text text
} }
iref = iref =
element iref { element iref {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
attribute item { text }, attribute item { text },
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute subitem { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute subitem { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "false" ] [ a:defaultValue = "false" ]
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attribute src { text }?, attribute src { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "left" ] [ a:defaultValue = "left" ]
attribute align { "left" | "center" | "right" }?, attribute align { "left" | "center" | "right" }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute alt { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute alt { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute width { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute width { text }?,
[ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute height { text }?, [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute height { text }?,
- text* - text*
+ attribute originalSrc { text }?, + attribute originalSrc { text }?,
+ (text* | svg) + (text* | svg)
+ } + }
+ # TODO: replace with link to RSE site, or provide an inline + a:documentation [ "svg element: see Appendix A of [RFC7996]." ]
+ version + include "SVG-1.2-RFC.rnc"
+ include "svg.rnc"
+ sourcecode = + sourcecode =
+ element sourcecode { + element sourcecode {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?, + attribute anchor { xsd:ID }?,
+ attribute pn { text }?, + attribute pn { text }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute markers { "true" | "false"
+ }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute name { text }?, + [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute name { text }?,
+ [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute type { text }?, + [ a:defaultValue = "" ] attribute type { text }?,
+ attribute src { text }?, + attribute src { text }?,
+ attribute originalSrc { text }?, + attribute originalSrc { text }?,
+ text + text
+ } + }
+ thead = + thead =
+ element thead { + element thead {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
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+ | xref)* + | xref)*
+ } + }
+ refcontent = + refcontent =
+ element refcontent { + element refcontent {
+ attribute xml:base { text }?, + attribute xml:base { text }?,
+ attribute xml:lang { text }?, + attribute xml:lang { text }?,
+ (text | bcp14 | em | strong | sub | sup | tt)* + (text | bcp14 | em | strong | sub | sup | tt)*
+ } + }
+ start |= rfc + start |= rfc
Appendix E. Change Log
This section is to be removed before publishing as an RFC.
The entries for -01 and -02 try to summarize the changes until the
end of 2019; changes that ought to be reviewed are labeled this way:
[[TBRxxx: see ...]].
E.1. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-00
o Allow both "src" attribute and content on <artwork> again (#34
[1], PR50 [2])
o Allow <blockquote> in <li> (#35 [3], PR51 [4])
o Remove <br> element (#37 [5], PR56 [6], Section 3.1.5 of
[IMPNOTES])
o Replace "hanging" attribute on <dl> by "newline" (#38 [7], PR62
[8], Section 3.1.6 of [IMPNOTES])
o Add "indent" attribute to <dl> #39 [9], PR63 [10], Section 3.1.7
of [IMPNOTES])
o Revise <table> and caption alignment (#9 [11] and #40 [12], PR68
[13], Section 3.1.8 of [IMPNOTES])
E.2. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-01
o Extend the list of allowed child elements of <name> (#32 [14] and
#40 [15], PR69 [16], Section 3.1.11 of [IMPNOTES])
o Allow <references> elements to be nested (#47 [17], PR70 [18],
Section 3.1.6 of [IMPNOTES]) [[TBR135: see <https://github.com/
rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/135>]]
o Added <artset> (#76 [19], PR89 [20], Section 3.1.1 of [IMPNOTES])
[[TBR136: see <https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-
bis/issues/136>]]
o Remove <list> from <aside>, add <table> to <blockquote> (#47 [21],
PR69 [22], Section 3.1.4 of [IMPNOTES])
o Remove <iref> from <table> (PR92 [23], Section 3.1.9 of
[IMPNOTES]) [[TBR94: see <https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-
xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/94>]]
o Add attributes "asciiAbbrev" and "showOnFrontPage" to
<organization> (PR93 [24], Section 3.1.12 of [IMPNOTES])
o Rename "quoteTitle" attribute to "quote-title" (PR95 [25],
Section 3.1.14 of [IMPNOTES]) [[TBR48: see <https://github.com/
rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/48>]]
o Add target attribute to <referencegroup> (PR96 [26],
Section 3.1.15 of [IMPNOTES])
o Introduce new child elements of <postal> (PR97 [27],
Section 3.1.13 of [IMPNOTES]) [[TBR137: see <https://github.com/
rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/137>]]
o Undeprecate <seriesInfo> inside <reference>, and remove special
cases related to it appearing inside <front> (PR108 [28],
Section 3.1.21.3 of [IMPNOTES])
o State that descendants of unnumbered sections are unnumbered by
default (PR108 [29])
o Restore original definition of name attribute on <seriesInfo>
(PR108 [30], Section 3.1.21.2 of [IMPNOTES])
o Regenerate Section 3 based on current grammar (#111 [31])
o Author is now John Levine.
E.3. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-02
o Update Acknowledgements.
E.4. Since draft-iab-rfc7991bis-03
o Allow multiple <email> elements inside <address>
(<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/
issues/4>)
o Add "markers" attribute to <sourcecode> element
(<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/
issues/8>)
o Add missing include directive for SVG grammar
(<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/
issues/11>)
o Remove incorrect text about deprecation of "alt" attribute on
<artwork>, add more prose for several other deprecations on this
element (<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/
issues/12>)
o Undeprecate <xref> format "none" (<https://github.com/rfc-format/
draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/17>)
o Editorial fixes in Appendix B.1 (<https://github.com/rfc-format/
draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/18>)
o State that xreffing a hidden <cref> is an error
(<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/
issues/74>)
o Fix prose and default value for <dl> element's "newline" attribute
(<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/
issues/77>)
o Add <contact> as a block-level element for styling contributor
information (<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-
bis/issues/81>)
o In <rfc>'s description of the "consensus" attribute, link to
Appendix A.4 (<https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-
bis/issues/88>)
o Undeprecate metadata attributes on <rfc> (<https://github.com/rfc-
format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/122>)
o Add "brackets" attribute on <eref> (<https://github.com/rfc-
format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/146>)
Index Index
A A
Attributes Attributes
abbrev 43, 73 abbrev 45, 76
align 15, 33, 68, 70, 72, 83-84 align 16, 35, 71, 73, 75, 86-87
alt 15, 33 alt 16, 35
anchor 11, 13, 15, 18, 22, 24, 27-28, 30, 33, 38, 41, 46-48, anchor 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 26, 28, 30-31, 35, 39, 43, 48-50,
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