[rfc-i] respec.js in IETF and W3C

Larry Masinter masinter at adobe.com
Tue May 8 19:51:21 PDT 2012

In particular, "respec" wasn't written by or managed by W3C staff. 

And I don't think either group is considering making the interim tooling (such as respect in W3C or xml2rfc in IETF) as mandatory-to-use tools, but rather standardizing on a (new) format standard, but insuring there is current tooling to support easy production of documents in that format.

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From: Iljitsch van Beijnum [mailto:iljitsch at muada.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 11:25 AM
To: Larry Masinter
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Subject: Re: [rfc-i] FW: IETF RFC format <-> W3C pubrules

On 8 May 2012, at 20:20 , Larry Masinter wrote:

> Here's a quick summary:

Thanks, I'll read up when I get a change. However:

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

Although it would seem to make sense for the two to work together, wouldn't it be a huge liability for both of them to depend on the other for something so crucial?

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