[rfc-i] draft-hildebrand-html-rfc

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Jul 24 09:32:47 PDT 2012


On Jul 24, 2012, at 9:05 AM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:

> On 7/24/12 9:45 AM, "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
> 
> 
>> The possibility of these kinds of changes argues for a stable (at least
>> 10 years) format for the canonical format and multiple, possibly-changing
>> additional formats. This is the basic logic in
>> draft-hoffman-rfcformat-canon-others for using a long-lived profile of
>> XML as the canonical, non-changing format.
> 
> Whether it's XML or a subset of current HTML is largely syntactical in
> difference.  They'll contain the same semantic information which can be
> transformed using the same or similar tools into whatever output format
> you want on a given day.

A big +1 on both of those. Above, I was focusing on stability of the format and profile, not what it could contain.

--Paul Hoffman


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