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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Mar 2 10:09:25 PST 2016

On 2016-03-02 18:14, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> ...
>>> 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.
> Then your formatter is acting as it's own preptool.  If you ran the preptool on your inputs first, your output formatter would get a good deal smaller.

As I said, that's not always possible.

> Anyway, I really don't want to revisit the whole idea of the preptool at this point, unless you want to propose a full system that would not require it.  We've been working with this approach for a couple of years, and it seems to be a good fit for the requirements.

I have no problem with a preparation stage in itself. But I feel it 
becomes a problem when it creates unneeded complexity.

>  ...

Best regards, Julian

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