[rfc-i] Data point [Re: Fwd:I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.txt]

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Oct 7 22:16:55 PDT 2008


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Tony Hansen wrote:
> Joe Touch wrote:
>>
>> Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> Joe Touch wrote:
>>>> Right - the one tool I had that understood ASCII, CRs, and FFs was
>>>> Wordpad. It worked for reading RFCs on the screen and for printing them
>>>> (to printers I've used, e.g., inkjets, lasers, save as PDF, PS, etc.)
>>>>
>>>> That tool will display UTF-8 correctly on the screen, but will not print
>>>> the special characters properly.
>>>>
>>>> So I can have EITHER UTF-8 special characters or FFs, but not both.
>>>> That's not a path forward, IMO.
>>> Again; use a web browser and navigate to the HTML version on
>>> tools.ietf.org. It will print properly.
>>
>> Please explain. HTML doesn't preserve page boundaries on printout.
> 
> Through the magic of CSS and @media sections:
> 
>         @media print {
> 	    .break { page-break-before: always; }
>         }
> 
> tools.ietf.org/html converts the FFs to
> 
> 	<span class="break"> </span>
> 
> and the printout forces a page break before the space is printed.

Thanks - however, this then means that the native file doesn't print
with page breaks -- only the HTML.

FWIW, the HTML+CSS works in Firefox, but fails under *both* IE and
Safari. Did anyone else check it?

>> How do I take draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.txt and print it out preserving
>> page boundaries AND UTF-8 characters in Vista?
> 
> http://tools.ietf.org/rfcmarkup?url=http://www.vpnc.org/temp/draft-hoffman-utf8-rfcs-03.utf8

So I'm comfortable expecting that sort of program and/or web access
required to create RFCs, but not to view/print them.

Joe

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