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

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Fri Jun 22 15:07:25 PDT 2012

On 6/22/2012 8:27 AM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 2012-06-22 15:34, Joe Touch wrote:
>> On Jun 22, 2012, at 1:42 AM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
>>> So in my experience, XML2RFC is just barely better than creating the RFC format by hand, but it is a constant annoyance and time waster on many levels.
>> +1
> In the interests of balance, -1.
> I used nroff until about 2003, tried the MS Word approach with
> frustrating results in 2004,

FWIW, the pre-Nov 2004 version of the Word template had many issues - it 
wasn't a real template even in the sense of Word. If you tried a version 
before I posted the first revision in late Oct 2004, it might be worth 
checking again.


> and switched to xml2rfc in 2005.
> Yes, it is sometimes picky, but the results are good and I
> rarely have trouble with idnits. It is indescribably better than
> trying to do it by hand.
>      Brian
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