[rfc-i] Following up from Atlanta

John R Levine johnl at taugh.com
Tue Dec 4 14:24:13 PST 2012


> The real question is whether we want the canonical representation to be a 
> particular presentation (of which lpr-style plain text and book-style 
> proportional typeset text are two examples), or whether we want it to be a 
> machine-translatable representation that can be presented in both of those 
> ways, as well as other ways (e.g., hypertext).

Personally, I think that xml2rfc, give or take some twiddles to deal with 
issues like i18n and embedded figures, would be way better than any 
presentation format.  Then people can render it any way they want.  Comic Sans 
on fanfold paper?  No problemo.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl at iecc.com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
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