[rfc-i] feedback on draft-hoffman-rfcformat-canon-others-00, was: RFC Format - final requirements and next steps

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at muada.com
Fri May 18 08:47:59 PDT 2012

On 18 May 2012, at 17:35 , Paul Hoffman wrote:

>> I would prefer that CR/NL/LF/TAB are allowed but treated as a single space.
>> Isn't that how they are treated in *ML anyway?

> So, let me drill down a bit here. Why should that be in the *canonical* version of the RFC, instead of in one of the additional versions provided by the RFC Editor? That is, what advantage do you see in having a canonical version with lines wrapped?

Many tools that display text will not wrap lines in a nice way, and often not at all.

Being able to do "cat rfc12345.*" or open the file in a browser and have it display in a reasonable way would be good.

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