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Re: References style in draft-lafon-rfc2616bis

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 2006 16:49:26 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <e8gel2tlrvc4bjk3dhaejvc5cgkufscbf0@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Julian Reschke wrote:
>All of this could be avoided by switching to symbolic references, such as
>
>     RFC2396 [RFC2396]
>
>or even just
>
>     [RFC2396]
>
>instead of
>
>     RFC2396 [12]

The RFC Editor prefers http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfcfaq.html#refs the
former forms, numeric references should be avoided, so yes, please do.
It is good practise to use the first form for the first occurence of
the reference, and the second form for subsequent references.
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