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

Martin Duerst duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Wed Oct 8 18:21:03 PDT 2008


At 22:34 08/10/08, Keith Moore wrote:
>Martin Duerst wrote:
>> - 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.
>>   
>The interesting thing is that "rich typographic technology", if not used
>very judiciously, is more of a distraction in technical documents than
>an aid to readability.

I fully agree. But given the fact that there are already more than
5000 RFCs, and counting, it may very well be worth to solve that problem
(it needs to be solved only once).

Regards,    Martin.


#-#-#  Martin J. Du"rst, Assoc. Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
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