Paul E. Jones
paulej at packetizer.com
Mon Apr 9 11:36:56 PDT 2012
> > Not specific to this HTML example, but one thing we night want to
> > consider is whether we want to change the normative words from all
> > uppercase to italics (or bold) lowercase. This document shows
> > uppercase, because that is the current agreed style driven by the use
> > of ASCII. HTML opens up an opportunity to change that, if we want.
> That's the wrong question.
> The right question is: do we want to explicitly tag RFC 2119-relevant
> words so that they can be rendered appropriately using whatever output
> format/device that is used?
Tagging is an option we have if we go with HTML. I could not propose
tagging if we were to adopt some other document formats. Tagging is one
thing. The use of uppercase or lowercase is another. I understand if we
tag certain words, we can render them in a particular way. We can also type
them a certain way, tagged or not. I'd prefer to not force use of
uppercase, but tagging to allow the option when producing the output is
So, I agree use of tags around normative words would be useful. I still
want those entered by the human in lowercase in the source document.
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