[rfc-i] FW: IETF RFC format <-> W3C pubrules

Larry Masinter masinter at adobe.com
Tue May 8 11:20:24 PDT 2012

>  Can anyone summarize what's going on at W3C and/or point to relevant info about the W3C format and tools?

Here's a quick summary:

The W3C produces technical standards and drafts (http://www.w3.org/TR/ has a complete list).

The W3C has a set rules for technical publications, and a set of tools for producing them.

  "spec-prod at w3.org"  is a public mailing list devoted to mechanisms for producing and managing W3C specifications.

The web page http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/spec-prod/   not only has the mailing list archives, it has a list of tools and references to publication rules and guidelines at the bottom (scroll down).


*         Pubrules automated check tool<http://www.w3.org/2001/07/pubrules-form>

*         W3C Bibliography Extractor<http://www.w3.org/2002/01/tr-automation/tr-biblio-ui>

*         W3C Spell Checker<http://www.w3.org/2002/01/spellchecker>

*         W3C Stylistic Checker<http://www.w3.org/2002/08/diction>

*         XML Document Production Tools<http://www.w3.org/2001/03/09-XML-document-production-tools>

*         Document Management for Web Specs<http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/SGML/spec-mgmt>

For Reference

*         W3C Editors' Home Page<http://www.w3.org/2003/Editors/>

*         W3C Publication Rules<http://www.w3.org/2004/02/02-pubrules.html> ("pubrules")

*         W3C Manual of Style<http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/>

*         W3C Process Document<http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/>

The group  is looking at enhancing their tooling and also modifying the requirements for document format to fix problems as well as allowing new capabilities.

One of the tools is ReSpec.js  http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/ReSpec.js/documentation.html which might be adaptable for IETF use.

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