[rfc-i] [Ietf-and-github] New Version Notification for draft-kwatsen-git-xiax-automation-00.txt

Henrik Levkowetz henrik at levkowetz.com
Tue Feb 26 08:47:12 PST 2019


On 2019-02-26 17:33, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 26.02.2019 17:24, Kent Watsen wrote:
>> ...
>> I hadn't seen this issue before, but I did see Henrik's comments about 
>> markers in
>> draft-levkowetz-xml2rfc-v3-implementation-notes.  FWIW, the 
>> "xiax:markers" attribute
>> is primarily only to support xml2rfc v2 documents; v3 documents can just 
>> use the built-in
>> "markers" attribute.
>> 
>> That said, I think that markers are, in general, a mistake.  That they 
>> were only put their
>> for tools scrapping plain-text documents.   Assuming tools extract from 
>> XML, then no
>> markers are needed, neither for framing (to aid the scraping process) or 
>> for capturing
>> the file's name (which is better served by the aforementioned "name" 
>> attribute.
>> ...
> 
> The original reason for "CODE BEGINS" etc was for licensing (to clarify 
> that part of the content is considered to be a "code component").

No, it was not.  The original reason was to delimit code for other purposes.
The association with licencing came later.


	Henrik


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