[rfc-i] RE: [xml2rfc] request to deprecate numeric citations in xml2rfc

Glen Zorn (gwz) gwz at cisco.com
Wed Jan 12 09:47:13 PST 2005

David Meyer <> supposedly scribbled:

> On Wed, Jan 12, 2005 at 08:48:51AM -0800, Bill Fenner wrote:
>>>> So, what would have to be done to ensure that the nroff output
>>>> xml2rfc doesn't require manual renumbering of references (which
>>>> obviously a stupid use of people's time)?

Speaking of which, I amazed that nobody has mentioned that there is
no reason why numeric reference tags need to form a contiguous,
ordered sequence (i.e., renumbering is unnecessary).

>>> I have a set of nroff macros that I've been using for a long
>>> that require groff and either 2 or 3 passes, but generate a ToC
>>> cross-references automatically within nroff.
> 	I have some version of what (I think) Bill is talking
> 	about (that I have been using/keeping up to date,
> 	boilerplate, etc) on
> 	http://www.1-4-5.net/~dmm/generic_draft.tar.gz
> 	Dave
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Hope this helps,


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