[rfc-i] Section structure, was: RFC editing tools

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat Dec 8 01:37:26 PST 2012


On 2012-12-08 08:49, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 07/12/2012 22:09, Julian Reschke wrote:
> ...
>>>>> Well, actually I lie, you lose one pathological thing: section
>>>>> contents following sub-sections!  (This pathological case is
>>>>> impossible in <hN> style, and we cannot represent it in any output
>>>>> formats we've had to date because we don't indent section content.
>>>>> It's come up before for xml2rfc.  Isn't it nice that this error is not
>>>>> possible in <hN> style?  Should we infer from this that nested
>>>>> <section> style is flawed?)
>>>>
>>>> It's invalid in xml2rfc.
>>>
>>> Yes, but xml2rfc didn't use to error out on this.
>>
>> It has been doing that for years now.
>
> Which is intensely annoying. Stylistically (excuse shouting but...)
> THERE IS NOTHING WRONG with having introductory content prior to the
> first subsection. The tools have no business telling me I can't

You can have that. You just can't have level N text after the end of a 
level N+1 subsection.

> ...

Best regards, Julian



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