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

Phillip Hallam-Baker hallam at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 16:32:04 PDT 2012


+1

Being able to put things in tables makes a huge difference in readability.

On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Tim Bray <tbray at textuality.com> wrote:
> 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.)?
>>
>>
>>
>> Larry
>>
>>
>>
>> -----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
>>
>>
>>
>> On 4/24/12 1:51 PM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> Of course I'm not opposed to such examples where they make sense,
>>
>>
>>
>> That's really all we're talking about here. Can we agree that we're in
>>
>> violent agreement and end this thread?
>>
>>
>>
>> As one instance of such examples, consider the six lines at the bottom
>>
>> of page 7 of RFC 5892:
>>
>>
>>
>> 00DF; PVALID     # LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S
>>
>> 03C2; PVALID     # GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA
>>
>> 06FD; PVALID     # ARABIC SIGN SINDHI AMPERSAND
>>
>> 06FE; PVALID     # ARABIC SIGN SINDHI POSTPOSITION MEN
>>
>> 0F0B; PVALID     # TIBETAN MARK INTERSYLLABIC TSHEG
>>
>> 3007; PVALID     # IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO
>>
>>
>>
>> It would be friendlier for those lines to be something like this:
>>
>>
>>
>> 00DF; PVALID     # ß LATIN SMALL LETTER SHARP S
>>
>> 03C2; PVALID     # ς GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA
>>
>> 06FD; PVALID     # ۽ ARABIC SIGN SINDHI AMPERSAND
>>
>> 06FE; PVALID     # ۾ ARABIC SIGN SINDHI POSTPOSITION MEN
>>
>> 0F0B; PVALID     # ་ TIBETAN MARK INTERSYLLABIC TSHEG
>>
>> 3007; PVALID     # 〇 IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO
>>
>>
>>
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>>
>>
>>
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