[rfc-i] Speaking of presenting RFCs

Martin Rex mrex at sap.com
Fri May 18 09:08:29 PDT 2012


Julian Reschke wrote:
> 
> On 2012-05-17 08:53, Bob Hinden wrote:
> >
> > 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.

full ack.


> 
> 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).

Since any new format is going to work for _new_ document anyways,
A scheme could be devised (and checked by id-nits) that ensures
that the occasional situations where reflowing didn't work in the past,
will not occur in new documents.

-Martin


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