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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Jun 25 06:27:31 PDT 2012

On 2012-06-25 15:20, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2012-06-25 15:14, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
>> ...
>> Formatted ASCII: absolutely. A clean break with no ASCII version would
>> be too traumatic, I expect. No opinion on nroff. And we certainly need
>> PDF.
>  > ...
> Generating (nicely) formatted ASCII will be hard if the new source
> format contains considerably more complex markup than the xml2rfc
> vocabulary (such as more list options, and more complex tables).
> Generating PDF is relatively trivial if the HTML we get has sufficient
> information, and the IETF is willing to spend money for PrinceXML. The
> alternatives are open-source solutions (such as a webkit print library
> or conversion to XSL-FO), which both have same drawbacks.


Best regards, Julian

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