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Drafting IEC publications




(The full requirements are described in the ISO/IEC Directives Part 2:2011, 6.1.3)


The foreword shall appear in each document. It shall not contain requirements, recommendations, figures or tables.


The general text of the foreword is included in the autotexts of the IEC template. In addition to this text, the following information shall be provided:


a) the designation and name of the Committee that prepared the document
b) information regarding the approval of the document
c) information regarding any drafting conventions used in addition to the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2



In the case of a new edition replacing an older edition of the document, the following shall be provided:


a) a statement that the document cancels and replaces other documents in whole or in part

b) a statement of significant technical changes from any previous edition of the document



Furthermore, if appropriate, the following elements shall be provided:


a) an indication of any other international organization that has contributed to the preparation of the document

b) the relationship of the document to other documents