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

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Oct 8 09:43:51 PDT 2008


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Henrik Levkowetz wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> 
> On 2008-10-08 17:49 Joe Touch said the following:
> 
>> Sorry - I thought the generation was dynamic for the following:
>>
>> http://tools.ietf.org/rfcmarkup?rfc=793
>>
>> Is that not the case?
> 
> Yes, that URL gives dynamically generated content; the usual rfc793 URL (below)
> doesn't.
> 
>>> I could just as well have taken the RFC you randomly chose, and asked people to
>>> check that, of course; and since you tested that particular one, I've now had
>>> that one re-generated too.  Please check it again at this URL:
>>>    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc793
>> This fails the same way as the URL I used above.
> 
> Ah. Thank you. Which version of IE are you using? 

7.0.6001.18000, running on Vista.

> Julian, possibly with a
> different version of IE, reported the changed markup as working. 

It looks like it works with some RFCs; the trick is to check pages that
are either too short (break early) or fairly long with little vertical
whitespace.

I think what's happening is that you pick a fontsize that exceeds what
can be printed on a page. It's not that the break fails, its that some
pages end up longer than a single frame.

> FWIW, I've
> now also had an opportunity of testing the latest markup with with IE 5.2
> on OS-X, and it does work there (I just checked RFC 793 with it).  So knowing
> both the IE version which the new markup fails on, and more particulars about
> how it fails would be valuable.

See above - it may be a fontsize issue.

Joe
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