[rfc-i] I-D Action: draft-iab-svg-rfc-00.txt

Donald Eastlake d3e3e3 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 16:26:54 PST 2016


On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Andrew G. Malis <agmalis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nevil,
>
> I have a comment regarding the lack of color for SVG drawings. I do
> realize that this should have been a comment for RFC 6949, but this may be
> a requirement that we want to revisit.
>

While I agree that almost all screens and printers can handle color, I
believe the thought was that not all eyes can.

Thanks,
Donald
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> Just as one example of the usefulness of color, the PALS WG recently
> completed work on a draft whose “canonical” version is PDF, because it
> contains drawings that can’t be rendered by ASCII art (see
> https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-ietf-pals-congcons-01.pdf ). These drawings
> use color to good effect. Anything with a screen can render color these
> days, as can most any current printer except perhaps bargain basement laser
> printers.
>
> So perhaps the requirement for black and white only is sticking us too
> much in the mud. It’s not every day that we update the RFC formatting, so
> if we get it wrong, we’re going to be stuck with a bad decision for a long
> time.
>
> Cheers,
> Andy
>
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 1:09 PM, <internet-drafts at ietf.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts
>> directories.
>>  This draft is a work item of the Internet Architecture Board Working
>> Group of the IETF.
>>
>>         Title           : SVG Drawings for RFCs: SVG 1.2 RFC
>>         Authors         : Nevil Brownlee
>>                           Internet Architecture Board
>>         Filename        : draft-iab-svg-rfc-00.txt
>>         Pages           : 59
>>         Date            : 2016-01-05
>>
>> Abstract:
>>    This document specifies SVG 1.2 RFC - an SVG profile for use in
>>    diagrams that may appear in RFCs - and considers some of the issues
>>    concerning the creation and use of such diagrams.
>>
>>
>> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-iab-svg-rfc/
>>
>> There's also a htmlized version available at:
>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-svg-rfc-00
>>
>>
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>> submission
>> until the htmlized version and diff are available at tools.ietf.org.
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