Writing M3AAWG documents using Metanorma

Document Attributes


The document attributes listed below are unique to Metanorma’s processing of M3D documents.

For common document attributes, see Document attributes reference in general Metanorma author’s documentation. That page describes attributes that apply to all Metanorma flavors, not just M3D.

For an introduction to Metanorma AsciiDoc document attributes and how Metanorma uses them, see the corresponding topic.


The document status. Synonym: :docstage:. The permitted types are: proposal, working-draft, committee-draft, draft-standard, final-draft, published, withdrawn.


The document type (see M3D deliverables: The different types of M3D publications) (mandatory). The permitted types are:

  • policy

  • best-practices

  • supporting-document

  • report


[keyword]#...#: encodes keywords, such as "MUST", "MUST NOT". (They are formatted as <span class="keyword">…​</span>.)