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

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Oct 8 06:57:51 PDT 2008


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Martin Duerst wrote:
> Just a few datapoints from my side:
> 
> - When I print an RFC, I print the ASCII version (not the HTML version),
>   but page breaks get mixed up (i.e., more than one 'logical' page
>   ends up on one 'physical' page). I haven't found a way to do better,
>   but it doesn't bother me too much.

In which OS?

> - While I am too acustomed to read RFCs (and internet drafts) in
>   plain text format, I very much understand others who don't like
>   that format. Mind you, it is an imitation of typewriter technology,
>   which is a very poor imitation of the rich typographic technology
>   and tradition developped during centuries. Open any good book,
>   and immagine it to be printed in a typewriter style, and I hope
>   you know what I mean.

I tend to download the RFCs as a set from the archival version (.txt);
reading them in any other format implies other processing that often is
not easy to do (I can't always install software on a guest machine I'm
using).

Joe
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