[rfc-i] feedback on draft-hoffman-rfcformat-canon-others-00,

Joe Hildebrand jhildebr at cisco.com
Mon May 21 13:06:35 PDT 2012

On 5/21/12 1:53 PM, "Martin Rex" <mrex at sap.com> wrote:

> Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> Brian E Carpenter 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?
> I would ask a different question:  Why should the canonical format
> be delibertately obfuscated so that it can only be displayed,
> edited and produced by special tools?

I believe the canonical version should be the one that the most people are
going to prefer use in order to decrease the likelihood that format
translation errors lead to interop problems.

Joe Hildebrand

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