IETF Statistics

Document formats and features in documents

“Document Stats -- What is Going on in the IETF?”


These formats are used:

  • Plain text only 10109 documents (96.88%).
  • PDF 320 documents (3.07%).
  • Postcript 57 documents (0.55%).


These features are used within the documents:

  • Packet formats in 1784 documents (17.10%).
  • Figures in 3573 documents (34.24%).
  • ABNF in 640 documents (6.13%).
  • XML in 314 documents (3.01%).
  • ASN.1 in 462 documents (4.43%).
  • C code in 259 documents (2.48%).
  • RFC 2119 keywords in 6733 documents (64.52%).
  • Security considerations section in 8447 documents (80.95%).
  • IANA considerations section in 5171 documents (49.55%).

The document feature recognition is based on heuristics and is inherently unreliable.

Data Freshness and Source

This is a part of a statistics report generated by authorstats on 2020-08-05.

All data in this report is retrieved from public sources, such as publications published at the IETF. The tool and the report are independent of the IETF, however.

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