[rfc-i] Acknowledgements and Contributors as non-sections

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Apr 11 23:42:16 PDT 2014


On 2014-04-11 22:04, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 2014-04-11 18:05, Nico Williams wrote:
>>>
>>> I'm missing something.  What's the problem with unnumbered sections?
>>>
>>> They can still have anchors.  They can still be referenced from within
>>> the document as well as from outside.  If xml2rfc can't generate said
>>> anchors or references, well, then it should learn.
>>
>> Well, it's harder to reference them, in particular in the current (plain
>> text) format.
>
> Why?   Instead of #section-<n> you'd have #<unnumbered-section-anchor>
> as the URI fragment.

But what would be in the plain text? Also, rfcmarkup wouldn't be able to 
hyperlink those.

> Unnumbered sections would have to have user-defined anchors to be
> referenceable, something like:
>
> <section unnumbered="true" anchor="ackowledgements" title="Acknowledgements">
>
>>> Unnumbered sections work just fine in other systems.
>>
>> Example?
>
> LyX (and therefore LaTeX).

How do they treat interleaving numbered and unnumbered sections? Is this 
allowed?

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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