[rfc-i] Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-rfc-author-guide-00.txt
rousskov at measurement-factory.com
Fri Sep 3 10:08:40 PDT 2004
I am somewhat puzzled by the recent exchange of e-mails
regarding your rfc-author-guide draft. It seems to me that you imply
that there is a significant difference between what draft authors
should produce and what RFC Editor will make out of their drafts.
For example, draft authors may produce a draft without ToC,
headers, footers, proper sentence spacing, etc. Then, if the draft is
published as an RFC, those things get added or changed by the RFC
Editor. You are happy with that because it lets authors use tools that
are not aware of RFC requirements (e.g., easily format the entire
draft using an ordinary plain text editor).
Is that an accurate interpretation of your vision of "good
practice"? I want to make sure we are on the same page before
P.S. The issue of draft requirements is of particular interest to me
because, as a part of IETF TOOLs team effort, we are working on
requirements for software that validates and publishes drafts,
(removing Secretariat from the 'common case' loop).
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