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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Jul 16 11:58:11 PDT 2012

On 2012-07-16 20:38, Martin Rex wrote:
 > ...
> Implementing RFCs from a browser view, or doing a detailed review is pretty
> frustrating because of the constant need to switch between documents.
> Having to take the fingers off the keyboard in order to navigate with
> the mouse is also a huge waste of time.
> ...

Browsers can open multiple windows (instead of tabs) and show content 
side-by-side. I don't see a difference here.

> ...
> Requiring internet access to be able to read an RFC in order for rewiewing
> or implementing would be extremely unreasonable.  Why do you think they're
> "unlimited distribution"?  I can access my TXT mirror from all our
> our development machines (I don't use rsync, but instead I'm manually
> piping all ietf-announce Mails to a perl download script on the machine
> where I read my Email and have internet connectivity).
> ...

I don't believe that anybody has said that it should be impossible to 
read RFCs offline (that would be bad, indeed).

Best regards, Julian

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