[rfc-i] Speaking of presenting RFCs

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu May 17 00:52:28 PDT 2012


On 2012-05-17 08:53, Bob Hinden wrote:
> Brian,
>
>> However:
>>
>> Internet Protocol RFC 791
>> Could not prettify this RFC
>>
>> The source XML for this RFC isn't available, therefore it can't be reformatted.
>
> The tools site does a decent job:
>
>    http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791
>
> I assume if it can index it and turn it into a pdf, it could do other formats too.

Unlikely.

The hard part is to transform fixed lines back into reflowable text. 
Tools have been written that assist with it, but so far they fail for 
the complex cases (tables, lists, distinction between prose and artwork).

Best regards, Julian


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