[rfc-i] Notes on "revisable format"

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Fri Sep 21 15:05:23 PDT 2012


On Sep 21, 2012, at 2:59 PM, Dave Crocker <dhc at dcrocker.net> wrote:

> 
> 
> 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.

+1. Removing the "currently" part altogether removes a distraction, and Dave's definition is an improvement.

--Paul Hoffman


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