[rfc-i] Graphics and XML

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Jul 10 08:23:44 PDT 2012


On Jul 10, 2012, at 8:07 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2012-07-10 16:57, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> On Jul 10, 2012, at 6:39 AM, Yoav Nir wrote:
>> 
>>> The other problem that keeps coming up is people wanting to add images, graphs and formulas to documents. XML2RFC as it currently stands is just as ill-suited for this as nroff.
>> 
>> Adding an image to an XML document is trivial: you use a stable URL. See draft-hoffman-rfcformat-canon-others for more detail.
>> ...
> 
> That's a *bit* misleading; it's sufficient to specify the location relative to the source text file (or even to inline it as data: URI).
> 
> Example: <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2629xslt/rfc2629xslt.html#rfc.section.12.2>
> 
> But yes, a stable, absolute URI would work as well.

For RFC output, a stable absolute URI would obviously be better than an unstable one. For Internet-Draft production, local relative URIs are possibly acceptable, but I would hope that the different streams would prohibit them.

--Paul Hoffman


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