[rfc-i] Graceful degradation is key, was: Re: draft-hildebrand-html-rfc

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat Jul 14 10:39:29 PDT 2012


On 2012-07-14 19:21, Tim Bray wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 8:26 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum
> <iljitsch at muada.com> wrote:
>
>> No, you can't use tools like grep because once you've found something, you can't see that what you found properly if it doesn't display fully on the command line.
>
> Well, I do, actually. All the time, on XML and HTML.  Also on nroff
> output.  Also source code.  Each has its irritants.  Each is useful.
>
> I’m really getting tired of people saying “You can’t/shouldn’t X” when
> X is well-known to work, and is widely used.
>
> Which has happened over and over in this conversation.  Like I said,
> clutching at straws.
> ...

Indeed. I spent the last few hours on spec cosmetics, grepping for 
certain sentence fragments, diffing sources, patching/merging things, 
running aspell. All from the command line. On XML files.

Best regards, Julian


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