[rfc-i] How "modern" word processors do it
touch at isi.edu
Sat May 26 09:41:24 PDT 2012
On May 26, 2012, at 9:34 AM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 2012-05-26 17:18, Joe Touch wrote:
>> Here's a good example of something that container editing won't allow:
>> The interface between TCP and lower level protocol is essentially
>> unspecified except that it is assumed there is a mechanism whereby the
>> two levels can asynchronously pass information to each other.
>> Typically, one expects the lower level protocol to specify this
>> interface. TCP is designed to work in a very general environment of
>> interconnected networks. The lower level protocol which is assumed
>> throughout this document is the Internet Protocol .
>> 1.5. Operation
>> As noted above, the primary purpose of the TCP is to provide reliable,
>> securable logical circuit or connection service between pairs of
>> processes. To provide this service on top of a less reliable internet
>> communication system requires facilities in the following areas:
>> I just grabbed part of two different containers. That can be useful for context. Why prevent it?
> Who's preventing it? You can carve out chunks from xml2rfc source files
> in this way; I've done it often. What you have above is
> <section title="Operation">
> Drop that into an ongoing section in a new document and it will work fine.
It will not necessarily compile. Here's an example that fails:
The TCP Authentication Option (TCP-AO) uses a TCP option Kind value of TBD-IANA-KIND. The following sections describe TCP-AO and provide a review of TCP MD5 for comparison.
4.1. Review of TCP MD5 Option
For review, the TCP MD5 option is shown in Figure 1.
In that case, you have:
<section title="Review of TCP MD5 Option">
That results in unbalanced sections.
> It will even work fine if the section nesting level is different in the second
> document. With MS-Word, dropping a Heading1 in the middle of a set of
> Heading2s can spoil your afternoon.
Actually, that works just fine - it starts a new heading. If that's not what you want, go to outline mode and shift the text to the level you want it.
Word, BTW, never "doesn't compile" after a paste.
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