[rfc-i] [IAB Trac] #266: Requirement for "Clear Printing"
mellon at fugue.com
Tue Feb 19 06:39:26 PST 2013
On Feb 19, 2013, at 9:30 AM, Dave Crocker <dhc at dcrocker.net> wrote:
> The more details about representation that we create -- rather than select something existing and widely deployed with a long history -- the more we need special software to process it. The more we need special software, the more we endanger long-term viability.
Special software like nroff? :)
Seriously, xml is a really easy format. I don't think there's any danger of obsolescence if we have things in a well-defined XML-based format, even if it's not strictly standard. And if the software that processes it is open-source, I don't see why we need to be paranoid about obsolescence.
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