[rfc-i] Availability of XML Sources

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Jan 2 08:49:18 PST 2014


On 2014-01-02 17:02, Paul Kyzivat wrote:
> The situation is a bit different for *drafts*.
>
> Currently, when you submit a new draft version you *may* also submit an
> xml. And IIUC, the xml is then available to others IFF it was submitted
> with the draft.
>
> I think there are a lot of cases where people *are* authoring drafts
> with xml2rfc, but aren't always submitting the xml. (E.g., they may only
> submit the xml when the draft is going to the RFC editor.)
>
> It would be a nice it we could at least *encourage* the submission of
> xml whenever the author has it available. One way to do that would be to
> allow the submission of xml in lieu of txt, with the submission tool
> then doing the conversion. That has the benefit of ensuring that the two
> are consistent.
>
>      Thanks,
>      Paul

Indeed.

Once we get to XML *being* the canonical format, I suppose we'll see 
that change happening finally.

Best regards, Julian



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