[rfc-i] Following up from Atlanta

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Wed Dec 5 09:47:50 PST 2012


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 7:20 AM, Ted Lemon <mellon at fugue.com> wrote:
> On Dec 5, 2012, at 3:00 AM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What is really important is that graphics and some aspects of
>> formatting (such as list layouts) survive the processes of storage,
>> transmission, presentation and printing. Historically, a fixed-width
>> ASCII-only format has been the way we guaranteed that. The real question
>> is whether this has changed.
>
> xml2rfc does this just fine.
>
> Personally, though, I'd rather that drawings were done with SVG or something, and then rendered as ascii art for tty-lovers, because I find that in general it's quite difficult to express anything interesting using hand-drawn ascii art.

+1.  Though I should point out that JavE is a really cool GUI ASCII art editor.


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