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Subject: Announcing a resource to help your editors with citations

OASIS TC chairs, 

On behalf of the OASIS TAB (Technical Advisory Board), I am pleased to announce two new resources meant to assist with adding normative and non-normative references to your work products: the 'IETF RFC Citation List for OASIS Editors' and the 'W3C Recommendation Citation List for OASIS Editors.' 

Works from the IETF and the W3C are some of the most frequently cited resources in OASIS specifications. It can, at times, be difficult for editors to be certain they have the most current citation for a given work and to be sure that the citation is in the correct format. 

These files collect the most current citations for IETF RFCs and W3C Recommendations together in individual files and formats them in each organization's preferred manner. To cite a given work in your specification, simply search the text of the file and copy and paste the citation into your document. 

The files are available here: 

- IETF RFC Citation List for OASIS Editors: http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/ietf-rfc-list/ietf-rfc-list.html

- W3C Recommendation Citation List for OASIS Editors: http://docs.oasis-open.org/templates/w3c-recommendations-list/w3c-recommendations-list.html

You will also find them linked from the TAB's homepage at https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tab/ and in the list of TC Tools on the TC Administration home page at https://www.oasis-open.org/resources/tcadmin

We intend to update these files each quarter. Note that the files contain only current RFCs and Recommendations. Drafts, works in progress, superseded works and the like are not listed so there may be times when more research is needed. But for current citations, this file should make life a little easier for spec editors. 

My thanks to the members of the TAB, Jacques Durand, Ashok Malhotra, Kevin Mangold and especially Patrick Durusau who wrote the script for extracting and formatting the files, for both the idea and the execution on making these available.

And don't forget that you can find OASIS Standards listed at https://www.oasis-open.org/standards. That list is being expanded to include OASIS Committee Specifications and the OASIS preferred citation format over the coming weeks. 

Please share this with your members, particularly with your editors. 


Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration 
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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