[rfc-i] Following up from Atlanta

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Tue Dec 4 09:08:36 PST 2012


On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 2:10 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> On 2012-12-03 20:32, Nico Williams wrote:
>> I was in the room in Atlanta and wanted to re-state my comments
>> (somewhat modified since Atlanta) on the list for the record:
>>
>>   - I would dearly like to retain an Internet-Draft and RFC display form
>>     that is amenable to display on text-based terminals.
>
> Lynx is your friend.

I dislike Lynx and friends.  If we can render text, is there any reason not to?

>>   - Fixed-width fonts are critical for some things: ascii art, and code,
>>     for example.
>
> Yes. But just for that.

That's a matter of taste and style.  I much prefer fixed-width fonts
for nearly everything.  Why should we take your preference?

>>   - Note that text is probably the most accessible way to render
>>     I-Ds and RFCs.  This is a great reason to keep text renderings around.
>
> What exactly do you mean by "render" here? And are you seriously saying
> plain text is more accessible than HTML?

Possibly.  I'm sighted, so it's hard for me to tell, but I could
believe it, yes.

Nico
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