[rfc-i] Looking for design assistance with the HTML publication format

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Thu May 15 12:28:10 PDT 2014


I'm not going to volunteer for this because I'm not qualified.

But I have a question:

I think there are currently *two* HTLM formats:
- the HTML output from xml2rfc
- the "HTMLized" format derived from the .txt

Is the intent to only have one HTML format in the future?

Frankly I prefer the HTMLized format over the generated HTML format. 
Maybe that is because it is effectively the txt format with links, so 
that it is sufficient to know what the txt format looks like. 
Conceivably I might eventually like something else better if I used it 
all the time, but I think it will take some beauty contests to decide.


On 5/15/14 2:26 PM, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> Hello,
> The RFC Format Design Team to date has focused largely on the semantics
> of the new formats, both the canonical version and the publication
> formats.  One of the things that was purposefully left until later in
> the process was the considerations of look-and-feel, and in particular
> the CSS for the HTML publication format.  Now that we are reaching the
> point of sharing sample files, it is time to consider the visual layout
> of an RFC, in particular the HTML format.
> I am looking for one or two volunteers to help with one or more
> prototypes of a possible CSS for the HTML format.  This will be the
> initial prototype that should help us understand the bounds of what is
> reasonable and possible; I am not looking for a final, finished design
> at this time.
> If you are interested in working on this and have experience in design,
> please send a message to rse at rfc-editor.org (do not hit "reply-all" or
> "reply-list").  If you would send along an example of a web site you
> have designed, that would be extremely helpful.  And if you happen to
> know someone who isn't on rfc-interest who you think could be helpful,
> please feel free to forward this on to them.
> Thank you all for your time,
> Heather Flanagan, RSE
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