[rfc-i] A proposal: HTML

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Sun Jun 3 03:18:44 PDT 2012


On 29 May 2012, at 13:52 , Julian Reschke wrote:

>> rfc-toc: yes
>> rfc-ipr: trust200902
>> draft-name: draft-ietf-behave-ftp64-12
>> rfc-intended-status: standard

>> rfc-author1-surname: Van Beijnum
>> rfc-author1-fullname: Iljitsch van Beijnum
>> rfc-author1-nonlatin-name: Ильи́ч van Beijnum

>> etc

> That means that the submission format needs conversion to become a suitable consumption format, right?

Yes in the sense that the submission format wouldn't be identical to the "consumption" format.

However, this could be done by hand fairly easily if a tool to do it was unavailable. Basically, all the front matter (authors, title, date, etc) could be included in an easy to author and also easy to machine parse form like the one above, which is hidden from view, and then again in a form suitable for human consumption that would be an opaque blob to any tools. Obviously this introduces the opportunity for the two versions of the same information to diverge. This must be handled by careful human checking and/or by generating the human readable form directly from the machine readable form.


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