[rfc-i] Speaking of presenting RFCs

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri May 18 09:24:35 PDT 2012

On 2012-05-18 18:08, Martin Rex wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2012-05-17 08:53, Bob Hinden wrote:
>>> The tools site does a decent job:
>>>     http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791
>>> I assume if it can index it and turn it into a pdf,
>>> it could do other formats too.
> full ack.

Yes, great. A PDF version that looks exactly like the ancient text version.

>> The hard part is to transform fixed lines back into reflowable text.
>> Tools have been written that assist with it, but so far they fail for
>> the complex cases (tables, lists, distinction between prose and artwork).
> Since any new format is going to work for _new_ document anyways,
> A scheme could be devised (and checked by id-nits) that ensures
> that the occasional situations where reflowing didn't work in the past,
> will not occur in new documents.

Not sure what you're proposing here. Require that text/plain documents 
use a structure that can be transformed to something richer?

Best regards, Julian

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