[rfc-i] Line art != ASCII art

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Fri Jan 18 09:49:42 PST 2013


On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
> The current draft equates the terms "line art" with "ASCII art". To some here, the terms might be the same, but that is not true outside this small group.


So explain the intention.  Just add a note that "Historically 'line
art' has meant 'ASCII art' in the context of RFCs.  Note that vector
drawings are a superset in that ASCII art and images can both be
generated from vector drawings, therefore 'line art' in this document
can refer to either drawings rendered in ASCII or Unicode line drawing
characters or vector drawings that can be rendered as ASCII or Unicode
art and as bitmaps."

Nico
--


More information about the rfc-interest mailing list