[rfc-i] Does the canonical RFC format need to be "readable" by developers and others?
johnl at taugh.com
Thu Jun 21 13:34:04 PDT 2012
> But the above depends on an extra premise, which is, "IETF-naïve readers will
>be able to read that canonical form without difficulty." Why do you
>think that premise is true? I am sceptical.
Because these are RFCs, not (other than on the occasional April 1st)
poetry or literary criticism. They're dense technical documents full
of jargon. IETF-naive readers, or at least readers without a good
computing background, can't read them now.
Like I said, I'm having trouble imagining someone who can understand
the contents of a typical RFC, but can't if necessary deal with the
codes used in xml2rfc.
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