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This draft is a work item of the Usenet Article Standard Update Working Group of the IETF.
Title : News Article Format
Author(s) : C. Lindsey
Filename : draft-ietf-usefor-article-05.txt
Pages : 102
Date : 09-Jul-01
This Draft defines the format of Netnews articles and specifies
the requirements to be met by software which originates,
distributes, stores and displays them. It is intended as a
standards track document, superseding RFC 1036, which itself dates
Since the 1980s, Usenet has grown explosively, and many Internet and
non-Internet sites now participate. In addition, this technology is
now in widespread use for other purposes.
Backward compatibility has been a major goal of this endeavour, but
where this standard and earlier documents or practices conflict, this
standard should be followed. In most such cases, current practice is
already compatible with these changes.
[The use of the words 'this standard' within this document when
referring to itself do not imply that this draft yet has pretensions to
be a standard, but rather indicates what will become the case if and
when it is accepted as an RFC with the status of a proposed or draft
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