[rfc-i] Containment considered harmful

Joe Hildebrand jhildebr at cisco.com
Sat May 26 09:02:05 PDT 2012


On 5/26/12 5:43 AM, "Martin Rex" <mrex at sap.com> wrote:

> I'm perfectly OK with people using authoring tools that support all
> kinds of fancy and weird stuff, including containment.  But I'm
> absolutely opposed to any requirement that the submission format
> must have containment, because that would require _all_ authoring
> tools to support fancy and weird stuff and all authors to create
> and maintain such data -- although that data is completely irrelevant
> for the readers and will be missing from the printed copies anyway.

No.  It would just require every authoring format to be translatable to the
submission format, which is going to be a requirement if we're going to have
a small number of submission formats.

We're just arguing over how difficult to write that code should be.

-- 
Joe Hildebrand



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