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

Martin Rex mrex at sap.com
Tue Jun 5 02:29:17 PDT 2012


Julian Reschke wrote:
> >
> > Section renumbering by the RFC Editor should be easily and completely
> > avoidable by some minor planning ahead, and this would save the
> > RFC Editor even more work.
> 
> If section numbers aren't generated than you force reviewers and 
> production center to check. Even if you *do* get them all right it's 
> simply a big waste of time.

That is an illusion.  There are often more references to sections
in other documents, and that can not be automatically generated either.

Automatically generated section references are only "correct with
respect to the maintained meta-data" (=syntax).  Whether the reference
is sensical (=semantic) is unrelated to that.  When the RFC Editor
checks the semantics, checking the syntactical correctness
comes at close to zero cost.

-Martin


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