[rfc-i] Graceful degradation is key, was: Re: draft-hildebrand-html-rfc

Peter Sylvester peter.sylvester at edelweb.fr
Sat Jul 14 10:01:25 PDT 2012

On 07/14/2012 05:13 PM, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> On 14 Jul 2012, at 16:36 , Tim Bray wrote:
>>> So the difference between regular and italic text can't be semantically meaningful, because that difference isn't there on some character based terminals
>> I haven't seen anyone using a "character based terminal" in at least a decade. Anyone.
> I still hope to be able to log on to my Mac on my VT420 terminal some day... I haven't found the right getty configuration so far, though.
> The reason why _compatibility_ with text terminals is still necessary even though text terminals themselves are no longer in use, is that the command line largely behaves like a text based terminal. Removing the ability to comprehend an RFC fully through the command line interface means removing the ability to use command line tools like grep in many cases.
I mostly un"<div>"ed joe's text, essentially using section but also some attempts to
make the "front" page look better in non styled html using <header> etc.
the toc numbered automatically using css is probably a bad idea, try read with lynx.

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