[rfc-i] Notes on "revisable format"

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Fri Sep 21 14:59:57 PDT 2012



On 9/21/2012 10:38 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> Greetings agin. The -00 says: =====
>
> Revisable format = the format that will provide the information for
> conversion into an Publication format; it is used or created by the
> RFC Editor
>
> *  Currently: XML (optional), NROFF (required) =====
>
> The bullet is completely unclear. Proposed:
>
> Currently, if a submission does not come with an NROFF equivalent,
> the RFC Editor uses XML for most of the editorial processing, and
> then converts it to NROFF at the end of the process. If a submission
> comes with an NROFF equivalent, the RFC Editor uses NROFF throughout
> the process.

I think that discussion of "currently" distracts from the basic 
explanation.  So...

    The format that combines content with metadata, including document 
format and structure guidance, to direct conversion into a Publication 
format; it is used or created by the RFC Editor.

d/

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  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking
  bbiw.net


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