[rfc-i] [Tools-discuss] updated Word template and tools

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Feb 13 09:07:49 PST 2007



Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> Joe,
> 
> I don't see the analogy with any BCPs - they are rules, whereas
> xml2rfc, your template, and the various nroff templates still around
> are just tools - very useful tools - but are they archival material?

The tools no. The RFCs describing the tools - presumably in a
non-versionspecific way - yes.

> I would ask the same question of RFC2629 if it came up today; in fact
> it's out of date, which sort of proves my point. I'm sure there are other
> RFCs that are also in this class. That's why we invented IONs, in fact.

Who's "we", and where are IONs?

Joe

> 
>    Brian
> 
> On 2007-02-13 16:26, Joe Touch wrote:
>> Although the template can continue to be updated to track boilerplate,
>> the description of what the template is and how it was designed should
>> be as stable as many other RFCs.
>>
>> I.e., to the extent that the BCP78 docs are RFCs, this should as well.
>> If we did have a series solely for RFC administration purposes, then
>> both should be moved there.
>>
>> In summary, I intend to submit this for publication as an Informational
>> RFC. That is the meaning behind "final".
>>
>> Joe
>>
>> Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>>> Joe,
>>>
>>> Thanks for this.
>>>
>>> I'm not sure anything like this is ever truly 'final' though.
>>> It seems like the sort of updatable materal that IONs are aimed
>>> at.
>>>
>>>      Brian
>>>
>>> On 2007-02-12 23:54, Joe Touch wrote:
>>>> Hi, all,
>>>>
>>>> A new version of my Word template is now available; it includes:
>>>>
>>>>    - moved boilerplate to regular text to make it easier
>>>>      for authors to track the evolution of BCP 78
>>>>    - added Intended status: header item
>>>>    - added acknowledgement of use of this template
>>>>
>>>> updated ID:
>>>> http://www.isi.edu/touch/pubs/draft-touch-msword-template-v2.0-05.txt
>>>>
>>>> updated template:
>>>> http://www.isi.edu/touch/tools/2-Word-v2.0.template.dot
>>>> (this is always the most up-to-date one, if you just want to link it
>>>> in)
>>>>
>>>> perl post-processor:
>>>> http://www.isi.edu/touch/tools/2-Word-post-v2.0.pl
>>>> (same thing - always updated)
>>>>
>>>> Feedback would be appreciated. This version appears to be final, and
>>>> will likely be submitted for publication as an RFC. Comments welcome.
>>>>
>>>> Joe
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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