IETF 81 - Tutorials

Quebec City, Canada
July 24-29, 2011

Tools for Creating Internet-Drafts

Presented by: Alice Hagens and Stefan Santesson

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 15:00-16:50
Room: 206 B

This tutorial will cover NroffEdit and xml2rfc, two popular ways to produce Internet-Drafts. NroffEdit is a WYSIWYG nroff editor that comes with a template for quick creation of an Internet-Draft. We will cover the essential NROFF commands and demo the tool. For xml2rfc, the tutorial will include a brief introduction to XML for novices and will cover the usage of the 'processing instructions' that are available to control the appearance of the final document. Using xml2rfc relieves draft authors of the need to think about getting the boilerplate and overall format right, and provides citation libraries that reduce the pain of generating references to I-Ds, RFCs, and other document series.