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

Thomas Clausen ietf at thomasclausen.org
Wed Jun 25 02:02:17 PDT 2014


On Jun 25, 2014, at 10:55, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) <chris.dearlove at baesystems.com> wrote:

> Printable cleanly is useful regardless of all other formats.
> 
> Page numbers for internal reference are useful regardless of all other formats.
> 
> Page numbers for reference to other people in one format is semi-useful, having to reference a format and force the recipient consult that same format.
> 

As long as the format that one references, and forces the recipient to consult, is canonical, then this actually goes from semi-useful to very-useful.

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> On 6/24/2014 10:04 AM, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) wrote:
>> No one I've noticed has suggested that all formats should have line numbers, be easily printable etc.
>> 
>> Just that one format should have those properties.
> 
> I doubt that would be useful - unless that format were the sole 
> canonical one.
> 
> Joe
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