[rfc-i] Problems and requirements for RFC Format

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Apr 17 15:19:04 PDT 2012

On 4/17/12 4:11 PM, Tim Bray wrote:
> I observe that several of your baskets include
> " * Need to be able to include complex graphics/equations"
> I think it may not be accurate to conflate these two.  There seems
> widespread support for equations.  But I’d like to place on the record
> though, that I do *not* support the addition of “complex graphics” to
> the RFC series.  We’ve done very well without them and some of us
> think it is actively beneficial to force authors to describe protocols
> in clear English without recourse to pictures.

I tend to agree.

BTW, for a spec that could have benefited from better support for both
equations and graphics, see:


> If my position turns out not to be widely shared, my fallback position
> would be that on your list of requirements, the graphics requirement
> is much lower priority than other things such as diffing, re-use,
> i18n, readability.

That's how I see it, too.


Peter Saint-Andre

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