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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat Apr 12 02:45:07 PDT 2014


On 2014-04-12 11:20, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
>> 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.

It's something that's not going to work well in the existing format 
(based on plain text + heuristics).

> ...
>>>>> 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?
>
> 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.).

It doesn't create technical problems, but a very weird output.

> 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.

Well. We can design our tools in a way to make it impossible to create 
such things :-).

Best regards, Julian


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