[rfc-i] open issues: small and mobile screens
johnl at taugh.com
Sat Jun 2 11:48:55 PDT 2012
>Could an alternative format be more readable and offer more features? I
>expect so. Is the current format unusable on constrained devices? Not if
>served using a simple HTML wrapper.
I gather you've never tried to read an RFC or a line printer format
I-D on a Kindle. It's unusable, for a definition of unusable along
the lines of "so annoying that I'd go find some other way to read it
if there were any possible way to do so."
Look, I know that if I'm desperate I can run ssh on my daughter's
cheap cell phone and use "more" to page through copies of RFCs on my
server, trying to read the teensy weensy type. But I wouldn't wish
that on anyone, particularly since there are widely available ways to
produce documents which are entirely legible on that device. This
isn't a hair shirt contest.
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