Re: ISSN for RFC Series under Consideration

Paul Hoffman <> Wed, 21 May 2008 19:14 UTC

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Mostly sounds fine, with one small glitch.

At 1:52 PM -0400 5/21/08, Ray Pelletier wrote:
>According to the Library of Congress,, for serials
>available only in online versions, the ISSN should appear on the title
>screen or home page and/or in the masthead or other areas where
>information about publisher, frequency, subscribing, copyright, etc. is

The value of adding "ISSN: 12345678" to each RFC seems small, 
particularly relative to the cost of everyone having to update their 
tools and so on. Also, we would have to tell people *not* to put the 
ISSN designation in their Internet Drafts (which are not part of the 
RFC series), but then switch it on for the RFC, and so on.

The cost of putting "ISSN: 12345678" on a few pages at 
and is tiny and hopefully sufficient for the statement above.

--Paul Hoffman
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