[rfc-i] New proposal for "canonical and others"

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Sat Jun 16 14:24:27 PDT 2012


On 16 Jun 2012, at 19:50 , Paul Hoffman wrote:

>> The trouble with making XML the canonical format is that humans can't read XML.

> There are hundreds (if not thousands) of IETF document authors who disagree with you.

As long as we're pedantic: just because they manage to write it, doesn't mean they can read it. (I believe I explained the issue sufficiently in the rest of the paragraph following the sentence you quoted.)

Believe me, people have a hard enough time understanding RFCs as it is.


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