[rfc-i] Reasons for going beyond ASCII art
ole at cisco.com
Tue Sep 25 07:56:26 PDT 2012
On Tue, 25 Sep 2012, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> Very good point! Something about this needs to be in the doc. I
> think opening up to color introduces a rather large set of
> complications. Color blindness and screen calibration issues are the
> first concerns that pop in to my head. I understand some people
> will find the diagrams that much easier to read if color was
> involved, but I am not convinced the benefit outweighs the
> difficulties this would introduce.
I agree, this is a complicated issue. Speaking as someone who has
worked with 2-color publications for 25 years, I cannot tell you
the number of times I have had to "reduce" a multi-colored original
down to 2 (or 1) color.
I was thinking that the RFC diagrams could be something akin to those
found in patent applications, here for example is one for Lego:
I don't know if there is an actual "patent standard" for these kinds
of things, but I like how they are both simple and clear.
Ole J. Jacobsen
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