[rfc-i] RFC format: any discussions at the Paris IETF?

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Feb 27 01:45:19 PST 2012


On 2012-02-27 02:29, Joe Touch wrote:
>
>
> On 2/26/2012 4:48 PM, John R. Levine wrote:
>>> FWIW, won't be there but it might be worth discussing the editing
>>> tools that are supported.
>>>
>>> E.g., I use MS Word to write RFCs (See RFC 5385), which for me is
>>> hugely more efficient than XML.
>>
>> I think we all agree that whatever the canonical format is, we'll want
>> tools to translate from whatever editors people like, but it's worth
>> mentioning.
>
> FWIW, my point is that a form that doesn't have a WYSIWYG editor is,
> IMO, DOA.

Yes, there are conflicting requirements.

Other requirements are:

- free editing tools need to be available

- the editing format must work well with a revision control system 
(textual diffs that do not contain more than was actually changed by the 
author)

...

Best regards, Julian





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