[rfc-i] Internet Draft Format

Joe Hildebrand jhildebr at cisco.com
Sat Mar 24 17:45:57 PDT 2012

On 3/24/12 8:36 PM, "Tim Bray" <tbray at textuality.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM, Joe Hildebrand <jhildebr at cisco.com> wrote:
>> Jus to be really clear, are you suggesting that the HTML output of xml2rfc
>> would be submitted and tracked in *addition* to the text format, or that the
>> HTML format could be submitted on its own?
> In addition.  If we wanted to retire the hard-to-print hard-to-read
> ASCII-bound text format I¹d be fine with that too, but I can hear the
> screams starting at the very thought.
>> I could probably get comfortable with either as a starting point, but the
>> first doesn't seem to advance the cause very far, and the latter probably
>> causes tool problems in the short term.  Neither of those is insurmountable,
>> of course.
> The first solves two big problems right away: It allows people to read
> RFCs easily on mobile devices, and it makes them infinitely easier to
> print, with better typography and readability in the print output.  -T

+1.  There are still some issues with non-ASCII characters, as the text
version will have some ugly hex entity refs for non-latin stuff, but I agree
this makes the world an incrementally better place.

Joe Hildebrand

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