[rfc-i] RFC Format - final requirements and next steps
hallam at gmail.com
Wed May 16 23:19:12 PDT 2012
I agree that paragraph level markings are useful. They are also easy
to add although they can look a little ugly.
On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Paul E. Jones <paulej at packetizer.com> wrote:
> I actually do agree that page numbers should go, but people can make an
> argument for why section numbers are not suitable. Even in a section that
> spans just a few pages, it can be hard to direct people to exactly the right
> I think the right solution is to have numbers on each paragraph. I would
> not want them visible, but have them in the document so they can be
> referenced. Certain tools might even display them (including some web sites
> that do further massaging of the RFCs for presentation).
> I might be mistaken, but I think that's how Kindle numbers locations, too.
> It's a bit odd, but workable. (And, yes, the general public screamed for
> page numbers and I wish Amazon had not caved on that. Now there are page
> numbers on my Kindle for which I have no use... they span several
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>> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:15 AM
>> To: Bjoern Hoehrmann
>> Cc: Julian Reschke; rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org
>> Subject: Re: [rfc-i] RFC Format - final requirements and next steps
>> Page numbers met a certain need in dead tree technology. They don't meet
>> that need at all well for modern technology.
>> When I create cross references within a document they are always to a
>> particular section. It is very rare that section numbers offer less
>> granularity than page numbers in any case.
>> So when is a section number going to be worse?
>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:07 AM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi at gmx.net>
>> > * Martin Rex wrote:
>> >>Page numbers are extremely useful!
>> > I remember being confused about this the very first time we were to
>> > read some book for school and ... were supposed to buy one particular
>> > edition of it, even if we had the book already, just so the page numbers
>> > Then I learned that books that are often used in school are regularily
>> > updated in ways that slightly change the page numbers. Found that funny.
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