[rfc-i] re: new MS Word template
dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Sat Nov 6 15:43:29 PST 2004
> (1) While redefining the basic styles will undoubtedly make things
> work more smoothly, those types of changes have a tendency to be
> irreversible. That is, for those of us who might want to use Word
> for RFCs but who must use it for many other types of documents
> according to organizational norms, your redefining basic types is
> nearly a showstopper. That certainly argues for "fork" in
> preference to "revision".
it is quite common to have the same styles re-defined, for different
types of documents.
this allows format to be quite independent of document 'tags'.
hmmm. i think we've heard of that concept before.
> (2) I think that, with the advent of Word 2003 and its near-XML
> output capability the right way to do things going forward
> probably involves building appropriate style sheets and a Word-MS-
> XML to RFC 2629bis translator.
yeah. that would definitely be nice... for those using recent
versions of word.
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