[rfc-i] draft-iab-rfcformatreq-01: fixed-width != ASCII

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Wed Jan 23 06:57:30 PST 2013


On Jan 23, 2013, at 12:37 AM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:

>> So, the fact that the RFC Editor currently publishes in a monospaced
>> font has historic weight but is not actually a documented requirement.
> 
> Yes, but it's a de facto requirement (as Nico says, strongly implied
> by the use of ASCII art).

No, it is not. It is a requirement *for ASCII art only*. In a display format that supports multiple fonts, monospace is only needed there (and maybe for headings that are centered in renderers that are width-dependent).

> I think it's a de facto requirement and I'm pretty sure we're proposing
> to drop it.

Some of us have proposed to drop it where it is not needed.

--Paul Hoffman


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