IETF 94 - Tutorials

Yokohama, Japan
November 1-6, 2015

Tools for creating IDs and RFCs

Presented by: Alice Russo

Day: Sunday, November 1, 2015
Time: 13:00-14:50
Room: Room 301

Description: This tutorial will cover various tools to produce an Internet-Draft. The focus will be on xml2rfc and NroffEdit; it will also cover ways (such as using markdown) to create an XML file for use with xml2rfc. For xml2rfc, the tutorial will include a brief introduction to XML for novices. 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. 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.