[rfc-i] draft-rfc-image-files-03

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Apr 10 01:43:31 PDT 2012

On 2012-04-09 20:11, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 9 Apr 2012, at 19:54 , Paul E. Jones wrote:
>> Not specific to this HTML example, but one thing we night want to consider
>> is whether we want to change the normative words from all uppercase to
>> italics (or bold) lowercase.  This document shows uppercase, because that is
>> the current agreed style driven by the use of ASCII.  HTML opens up an
>> opportunity to change that, if we want.
> That's the wrong question.
> The right question is: do we want to explicitly tag RFC 2119-relevant words so that they can be rendered appropriately using whatever output format/device that is used?
> ...


> That would be a good way to make the output a bit nicer and maybe reclaim the words "may" and "should" for normal use when not tagged, but doing this does impose a higher level of metadata round trip survival, as these words occur a lot throughout the text, unlike most other types of metadata.
> On Julian's HTML: I have no strong feelings either way, except that using text that runs the entire width of the browser window is rather suboptimal for pleasant/efficient reading. 10 - 12 words a line is best.
> ...

That's something people regularly disagree on. (see epic discussion 
thread on the related W3C mailing list)

In the end we probably need something that works for both audiences.

Best regards, Julian

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