[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.
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