[rfc-i] Canonical input formats

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Aug 1 02:47:22 PDT 2012


On 01.08.2012 01:47, Fred Baker (fred) wrote:
>
> On Jul 31, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Fred Baker (fred) wrote:
>> You see where I'm going. It would be nice if the RFC Editor could advise the community what input format they use
>
> I asked Alice, considering her a person likely to know the answer. Their current output format is "text", and the tool they use to produce it is nroff. If a document is given to them in XML form, they do most of the editing in XML, but at the last instant it is transmogrified to nroff, AUTH48 comments are applied to the nroff input, and the thing "just before text" is "nroff".
> ...

My understanding is that AUTH48 mostly happens while editing the XML 
source, and that the conversion to NROFF happens later on (at least 
that's what it looks like from the author's perspective).

Best regards, Julian


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