[rfc-i] Availability of XML Sources

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu Jan 2 10:02:16 PST 2014



On 1/2/2014 9:56 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2014-01-02 18:47, Joe Touch wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 1/2/2014 8:49 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> ...
>>> Once we get to XML *being* the canonical format,
>>
>> Canonical internal format. Not necessarily canonical submission format.
>
> But certainly a better submission format than plain text (as you can
> convert *to* plain text automatically, but not the other way around).

We have a working solution to generate the current text format from a 
modern editor.

Until we have a correspondingly simple solution to generate the emerging 
version of XML, then it's not at all clear whne any XML format will 
become a viable substitute to plain text.

Joe



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