[rfc-i] Does the canonical RFC format need to be "readable" by developers and others?

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat Jul 7 12:43:09 PDT 2012


On 2012-07-07 17:19, Paul Hoffman wrote:
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> However, no one here is proposing that the canonical format for RFCs use just "the basics of HTML". All of the proposals so far have included at least two significant features that only regular HTML users and experts would consider "basic": attributes and the mandatory closing of tags. Probably more than 90% of HTML users in the IETF do not normally use attributes, and would have to be taught the rules for them, particularly quoting rules. Probably only half of HTML users in the IETF know that you really should close all your tags.
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In HTML (not *X*HTML), some tags do not need and some are not *allowed* 
the be closed. So it's not as simple as that...

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Best regards, Julian


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