[rfc-i] New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue Jun 24 13:45:22 PDT 2014


On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de>
wrote:

>
>  Maybe this could be avoided with sufficient javascript wizardry?
>>
>
> If anyone knows, please let us know.
>

​You know, it would be pretty easy to have a hide/show anchors button.  I
volunteer to write the code, it’s a no-brainer.​



>
>  Anyhow, there are two distinct but related problems:
>>
>> - make paragraphs linkable. This is easy, just generate a unique id= on
>> each <p>. I can’t think of a good reason not to do this.
>>
>
> Right. That's why I'm doing that in rfc2629.xslt (at least for plain text
> paragraphs; there's maybe some holes for lists and artwork which I haven't
> bothered yet to fix).
>
>  - make the addresses easy to discover.  Much of the population is
>> perfectly capable of doing “view source” and discovering the id=, but if
>> you don’t mind a copied-in marker, it’s also easy to make the discovery
>> easier.
>>
>
> In the meantime I discovered <http://davidwalsh.name/html5-context-menu>,
> which work just fine in Firefox (and just there for now it seems), but this
> has the benefit of being totally non-intrusive.
>
> Best regards, Julian
>



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