[rfc-i] support for tables (from RFC 5892)

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue Apr 24 15:23:25 PDT 2012


HTML tables degrade remarkably gracefully even on small screens.  I’d
place a value on tables approximately the same as  equations, and much
higher than for fancy graphics.

 -T

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Larry Masinter <masinter at adobe.com> wrote:
> This is also a good example of "Better support for tables". While XML2RFC
> supports tables, the ASCII output is hard to read.
>
> Should authors be allowed or discouraged from styling tables? (Separating
> lines, alignment, etc.)?
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> Larry
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org
> [mailto:rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org] On Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
> Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:08 PM
> To: Iljitsch van Beijnum
> Cc: rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org
> Subject: Re: [rfc-i] Use of unicode
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> On 4/24/12 1:51 PM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
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>> Of course I'm not opposed to such examples where they make sense,
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> That's really all we're talking about here. Can we agree that we're in
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> violent agreement and end this thread?
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> As one instance of such examples, consider the six lines at the bottom
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> of page 7 of RFC 5892:
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> 00DF; PVALID     # LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S
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> 03C2; PVALID     # GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA
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> 06FD; PVALID     # ARABIC SIGN SINDHI AMPERSAND
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> 06FE; PVALID     # ARABIC SIGN SINDHI POSTPOSITION MEN
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> 0F0B; PVALID     # TIBETAN MARK INTERSYLLABIC TSHEG
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> 3007; PVALID     # IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO
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> It would be friendlier for those lines to be something like this:
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> 00DF; PVALID     # ß LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S
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> 03C2; PVALID     # ς GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA
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> 06FD; PVALID     # ۽ ARABIC SIGN SINDHI AMPERSAND
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> 06FE; PVALID     # ۾ ARABIC SIGN SINDHI POSTPOSITION MEN
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> 0F0B; PVALID     # ་ TIBETAN MARK INTERSYLLABIC TSHEG
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> 3007; PVALID     # 〇 IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO
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> --ᏚᎢᎵᏋᎢᏋᏒ
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