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

Martin Rex mrex at sap.com
Mon May 21 13:29:47 PDT 2012

Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:
> As for creating RFCs without special tools: I used to do this by first
> writing the text in a word processor, then loading it in pico in a
> 77 column window and then manually making it reflow each paragraph.
> I think I skipped the indentation. Finally, I used vi to add the page
> breaks. This is a really sucky way to write drafts, especially if you
> have to go back in to make changes. So even though I severely dislike
> XML2RFC, I use that now.

I was lucky that when I wanted to write an I-D, a decent tool that
requires no special tool-chain and no learning already existed: NRoffEdit
(a Java program).  It is listed on the IETF tools page.


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