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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Jun 22 13:45:33 PDT 2012


On 2012-06-22 22:27, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> ...
> As to the discussion about XML2RFC as the canonical new RFC format: I don't think we can assume the ability to work with this format meets our longevity goals. Yes, there is the "read the source as ASCII and ignore the XML tags" fallback. And it's good to have this fallback option, but only as a last resort, and not something we have a good chance of needing somewhere along the way.
> ...

Can you explain how you came to that conclusion?

> Adopting XML2RFC as the canonical format would also make changes to the format much harder, depriving XML2RFC users of innovation.
> ...

It makes *incompatible* changes harder. How would that be different for 
other formats, though?

Best regards, Julian


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