[rfc-i] Does the canonical RFC format need to be "readable" by developers and others?

Andrew Sullivan ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
Thu Jun 21 13:51:43 PDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 08:34:04PM -0000, John Levine wrote:
> > 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.

Right, which is why I was sceptical of (ISTR Joel's?) claim that
people who couldn't read XML needed to be able to read these.  Sorry
if that wasn't clear.


Andrew Sullivan
ajs at anvilwalrusden.com

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