[rfc-i] Internet Draft Format
dhc at dcrocker.net
Sun Mar 25 03:02:07 PDT 2012
On 3/25/2012 11:53 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> I don't see the advantage of IETF canonical HTML over xml2rfc. Any
>>> modern browser can render xml2rfc directly so long as it points to a
>>> suitable stylesheet.
>> That minor "so long as" is a non-trivial requirement.
> Adding a single line of text is non-trivial?
Given how many years I was unable to display xml in my browser with the desired
formatting, apparently yes.
>> The question on Display is because I'm not remembering what the RFC
>> Editor is doing versus what the IETF tools do as "unofficial"
>> enhancements. I think the current hmtl that is provided is one of the
>> unofficial enhancements. I also think it is /not/ generated from the
>> xml2rfc but is a post-processing hack on the ascii text.
> That is true; and that's why it's mainly cosmetics on the plain text version,
> losing many of the things we can do when we transform directly from xml2rfc form
> to HTML.
For this initial exercise, I was only trying to capture current reality. When
we all agree on that baseline, we can consider improvements. The one you cite
is certainly an appealing example.
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