[rfc-i] Who uses Word, was Proposed new RFC submission requirements

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 2 01:26:01 PDT 2012


On 2012-06-01 19:59, Martin Rex wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> Wrt containment: hopefully we agree that we want automated generation of 
>> section numbers and section references. This implies that at some point 
>> the processes used to generate the publication formats understand what's 
>> nested into what, so that they can generate those.
> 
> That is unnecessary for the submission format and should therefore be
> at discretion of the authoring tools.  Automated generation of section
> numbers requires a lot of code (for the tools) and meta-data to
> be created&maintained (for the author), and for documents up to 50
> pages there is no benefit except maybe for some very chaotic authors.

Automated internal cross-references are an enormous benefit even for
the least chaotic authors.

   Brian


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