[rfc-i] draft-flanagan-rfc-framework-00 and transition

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 13:42:32 PDT 2014


On 12/09/2014 06:47, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:

> On 9/11/14, 11:30 AM, Russ Housley wrote:

...
>> While I understad that some tools might be developed to assist the 
>> RFC Production Center (RPC) in converting an Internet-Draft to
>> XML, it seems to me that we really reach success when all
>> submissions to the RPC are in XML.  This seems like a milestone at
>> the end of the 3rd phase.  Such a cut off should not happen without
>> an explicit decision by the IAB with input from the RSE, RSOC, and
>> the whole community.  Yet, this seems like something that ought to
>> appear in this document.
> 
> That is the ideal, I agree.  But I think the promise made during
> various plenaries and format sessions was that the RFC Editor would
> _always_ accept plain text.  That's probably a bit of a broad
> statement to make, but it is what I said based on conversations I had
> with the community.
> 
> Is it worth mentioning the ideal in the framework document?

I think the formulation should be something like

  Completion -- author can submit XML (preferred) or plain text

possibly with a note that with plain text, YMMV.

    Brian


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