[rfc-i] RFC Format: Update from IETF85

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Thu Nov 8 15:26:34 PST 2012


On 11/8/12 6:19 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:
>
>
> On 11/8/2012 6:12 PM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
>> On 11/8/12 5:37 PM, "Dave Crocker" <dhc at dcrocker.net> wrote:
>>
>>> you want me to be specific and unambiguous?  damn.  that's no fun...
>>
>> Heather has found your kryptonite. :)
>
> i'm pretty sure that superman's reaction was a bit worse than merely
> feeling hassled.
>
> but maybe you're right...
>
>
>
>>> but just to appease your absurdly unreasonable demand that I be clear:
>>>
>>>       Variable-width fonts are only permitted for free-running
>>>       prose in paragraphs.
>>
>> Or the alternate formulation:
>>
>>     Fixed-width fonts are required for ASCII-art sections, source
>>     code examples, and other places where strict alignment is required.
>>
>> Your text above might mean that section headings are fixed-width.  The
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> she asked for examples, not for my recommendations of what the
> specifics should be.  i tried to formulate text that was credible, but
> didn't worry about their being acceptable.
>
>
> I'm glad to join you in nit-picking the details of Heather's actual,
> proffered text, when she formulates the type of contingent
> requirements I suggest.

Nitpicking is of course always welcome as we aim for clear, unambiguous
text, which if we used colors would obviously have to glow a certain
shade of green at this point.

I'll continue to work on clarification and sanity.

-Heather


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