[rfc-i] Acknowledgements and Contributors as non-sections
"Martin J. Dürst"
duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Sat Apr 12 02:20:12 PDT 2014
On 2014/04/12 15:42, Julian Reschke wrote:
> 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.
I think this has been mentioned already several times on this list, but
what's wrong about e.g. "see Acknowledgment"? As for rfcmarkup, it's
just a tool, and can be fixed/improved.
>> Unnumbered sections would have to have user-defined anchors to be
>> referenceable, something like:
>> <section unnumbered="true" anchor="ackowledgements"
Hopefully with correct spelling, i.e. <section unnumbered="true"
anchor="acknowledgments" title="Acknowledgments">. I get it wrong myself
quite often, too :-(.
>>>> Unnumbered sections work just fine in other systems.
>> LyX (and therefore LaTeX).
> How do they treat interleaving numbered and unnumbered sections? Is this
How would that create any technical problems at all? I'm sure LaTeX
allows this, but it may depend on the style file used. See e.g.
http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Unnumbered_Sections (which also describes
how to do it in context, a system that I don't know at all.).
I agree that a publication that mixed numbered and unnumbered sections
at the same level willy-nilly wouldn't look good, but that's not a
technical problem, and that's not what we are talking about.
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