[rfc-i] [IAB] draft-iab-xml2rfc-03, "2.19 <displayreference> "

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Mar 2 09:04:29 PST 2016

On 2016-03-02 17:49, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> On 3/2/16, 9:45 AM, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> However I continue to be worried by all the attributes sprinkled into V3
>> because of the preptool, because:
>> a) it creates cases where we have two (or more) ways to achieve the same
>> result, thus we'd need to state what takes priority, and
> I disagree.  Once a document comes out of the preptool, there's *exactly* one place to get all of those bits of information.  That's the whole point of the preptool, is to refactor a bunch of logic that would otherwise have to be in all of the output formatters.

 From the preptool's point of view, maybe.

However, other formatters (such as mine) will now have to deal with two 
places this information can come from.

>> b) the size of the V3 vocab.
> I understand this concern.
>> The latter point could be mitigated if we moved all preptool decorations
>> into a separate namespace.
> I would be fine with that, but it will take quite a bit of effort.  Let's make sure it's really required before starting.

It's mainly an editorial/tooling issue. I can try an example patch to 
the V3 spec...

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