[rfc-i] "vanity" reference anchors

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Thu Apr 17 23:00:59 PDT 2014

On 2014/04/17 23:32, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On Apr 17, 2014, at 5:45 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>>   <display-reference from="OLD" to="NEW" />
> This seems fine.
>> Allow these elements in two places:
>> 1) as child node of <rfc>
>> 2) as child node of <references>
>> Case 1) is useful for people who want to include a list of mappings maintained in a separate file. Case 2) is useful so that the mapping can be maintained close to the <reference> it affects.
> I prefer Case 2 because it makes errors easier to find.

Same here.

>> Syntax of @to: probably should be constrained, for instance, it whitespace. A pragmatic approach might be to allow all XML name characters (<http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#NT-NameChar>), lifting the constraint on the first character...
>> PS: xml2rfc IDs currently already allow non-ASCII characters (per XML's ID rules); we probably should add a USASCII-constraint, right?
> Yes, and unfortunately yes.

As long as the whole input and output is ASCII only, then yes.

But once we go beyond that, why should it be impossible to use a 
reference anchor of e.g. [Fältström99] for a document that Patrik 
Fältström wrote in 1999?

Regards,   Martin.

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