[rfc-i] issue: canonical formats
Iljitsch van Beijnum
iljitsch at muada.com
Wed Jun 6 11:14:29 PDT 2012
On 6 Jun 2012, at 13:27 , Julian Reschke wrote:
>> ... So in practice, reading the XML2RFC source requires running the XML2RFC tool. ...
> No. If it's archived without external dependencies (which should be the case anyway), you can read it in every browser using rfc2629.xslt.
Hm, I've had inconsistent results with that. (And it always feels a bit like using your backup parachute...)
>> ... In the past, there have been cases where the current version of the XML2RFC format couldn't be transformed into usable output by the current(ly widely available) of the XML2RFC tool. ...
This whole thing where the legal boilerplate was changed and wasn't correctly handled by the online version of the tool several years ago, the details escape me.
>> ... Also, the tool has little or no official support so it could fall by the wayside at any time.
> So why did the IETF just invest money to rewrite it?
I didn't know they had so I don't know why.
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