[rfc-i] issue: canonical formats

Joe Hildebrand jhildebr at cisco.com
Fri Jun 1 08:12:54 PDT 2012


On 6/1/12 7:14 AM, "John R Levine" <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:

> No, no, that's exactly what I DON'T want.  We want lots of different
> rendering engines to produce whatever display formats work on the devices
> that people use, regular HTML, HTML with extra goop for indexes, PDF on US
> letter paper, PDF on A4 paper, epub, mobi, docx, and even legacy line
> printer.  But none of those output formats is any more canonical than any
> other.  The input format is definitive.

I think that really only works if the input format is also the canonical
output format, so it gets seen, checked, and loudly mirrored.

I do think we need a canonical output to support some of the legal use
cases.

-- 
Joe Hildebrand



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