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

Martin Rex mrex at sap.com
Mon Jul 9 07:11:15 PDT 2012


Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
> I think that all the rational presentation/authoring requirements
> raised can actually be met quite simply by simply flipping the
> internal RFC editor format from nroff to XML2RFC.
> 
> Let people generate their text any way they feel like provided that it
> captures all the information necessary and they can convert it into
> XML2RFC for submission.

-1

I'm strongly opposed to make XML2RFC the required submission format,
and I'm also opposed to making requirements on explicit meta-data besides
the information in the document header, page-header and -footer.
Nroff is perfectly sufficient for this.


-Martin



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