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

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Wed Feb 29 09:22:47 PST 2012


On 2/29/12 8:10 AM, John Levine wrote:
>> Looks like we have a formal BoF, on the agenda and everything.  Time =
>> Tuesday @ 17:10-18:10.  I'll also be spending a lot of time at the RFC
>> Editor desk in case folks don't know what I look like.
>>
>> Nevil Brownlee, ISE, has offered to be co-chair of the BoF and help me
>> turn over the tables and duck behind them if and when things get
>> interesting.
> 
> Unless someone objects, I'm putting together a short preso about
> the formats we use now (line printer image aka plain ASCII, nroff,
> and xml2rfc), issues with current format (non-ASCII names, other
> non-ASCII text, graphics, metadata), and some considerations about
> any formats we might want to use (e.g., stable, open, adequate tools,
> unpaid draft authors can and will use them).

That would be extremely useful to me, certainly!  If you can put that
together, I'll get it up on the wiki space which I've heard rumor is
around here somewhere prior to the meeting.


-Heather


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