[rfc-i] Use of PDF/A for archiving RFC's

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Mar 23 01:27:08 PDT 2012


On 2012-03-23 09:09, Joe Hildebrand wrote:
> On 3/23/12 1:45 AM, "Julian Reschke"<julian.reschke at gmx.de>  wrote:
>
>> I believe this will not work with ancient versions of Internet Explorer
>> (dunno whether we care),
>
> I don't much care about ancient IE.  I'm more worried about the browsers of
> decades from now, which, with a trailing wind and some luck, won't still be
> ancient IE.

I totally agree with that, for the record.

> However, we have to provide alternate representations for the sight-impaired
> anyway, and I'm pretty sure even ancient IE will render the alt attribute.
>
>> and it may also come with length restrictions (to be tested).
>
> Here's one well over 64k: http://cursive.net/datauri.html
>
> It works on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

...and IE9.

The picture itself reminds me that having tools that generate things 
like diagrams from a textual description might be just what we need to 
bridge from plain text to text + graphics.

Best regards, Julian



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