[rfc-i] Comments in the canonical RFCs

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 13:07:02 PDT 2014


On 11/05/2014 10:56, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> On 5/9/14, 6:48 PM, "Brian E Carpenter" <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> On 10/05/2014 04:18, Nico Williams wrote:
>>> Any comments in the canonical XML should not relate to whatever is
>>> being specified.  That leaves very little to comment about, mostly
>>> xml2rfc-related matters:
>>>
>>> <!-- the following is a hackish way to get this table to look right! -->
>> I agree. Comments on the content are inappropriate, but comments
>> on the production process may have value. I don't think a blanket
>> removal is a good idea.
> 
> That's not possible to automate.  I don't want to add manual editorial
> process.  Either we should allow comments in the published version or
> disallow them.

This has been niggling at me. How about allowing:

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but no comments that are not addressed to EDITOR.

   Brian


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