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

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Mon Jun 18 09:59:16 PDT 2012



On 6/16/2012 10:04 PM, Yoav Nir wrote:
>
> On Jun 17, 2012, at 6:30 AM, Joe Touch wrote:
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>> On Jun 16, 2012, at 5:19 PM, "John Levine"<johnl at taugh.com>  wrote:
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>>>> As long as we're pedantic: just because they manage to write it, doesn't
>>>> mean they can read it.
>>>
>>> Hmmn.  Is there some reason to believe that it is useful to make
>>> unsupported assertions that fly in the face of our experience?
>>>
>>> By the way, yes, there are XML editors that can edit xml2rfc, a point
>>> that's been repeatedly made on this list.  They may not be fabulous,
>>> but they're good enough that some people use them.
>>
>> So is ASCII, which everyone uses now. By this thread's logic, there is no change from the status quo needed.
>
> The need to move away from the status quo is not driven by the lack
> of  tools for draft writers. It's driven by the need to create text that
> looks better on modern devices and better illustrations.

If modern devices are needed, then modern tools are warranted.

Authors deserve the same consideration as consumers of our docs.

Joe


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