[rfc-i] Number of submission formats

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Fri Jan 18 09:45:18 PST 2013


On Jan 18, 2013, at 9:37 AM, Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
>> I propose that draft-iab-rfcformatreq add a section explicitly saying that, whatever the output format is be allowed as an input format. It doesn't have to be the only submission format, but that would be OK too. This will require a change to the Internet Drafts submission tool, but probably not a large one.
> 
> The problem with output formats as input formats for I-Ds is that when
> the I-D finally lands on the RFC-Editor queue the editor will want a
> different input format: one that is easier to work with.  For example,
> typeset PDF is not easy to edit, and it's harder still to edit it such
> that the end result looks indistinguishable from PDF properly typeset
> from updated sources.

Arrgh, good catch. I should have said "I propose that draft-iab-rfcformatreq add a section explicitly saying that, whatever the canonical format is be allowed as an input format."

--Paul Hoffman



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