[rfc-i] Line art != ASCII art

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Fri Jan 18 09:44:09 PST 2013

On Jan 18, 2013, at 9:30 AM, Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
>> Sorry to bring this up late, but in the publication field, "line art" means "art that is made up of lines", such as simple drawings and sketches. Someone outside the IETF reading draft-iab-rfcformatreq will be confused when we talk about replacing "line art" because we don't have line art now. Just calling it "ASCII art" is sufficient and matches what we have called it for more than 20 years.
> But it can be line art.  There are tools for converting SVG to ASCII
> art and vice-versa.

The current draft equates the terms "line art" with "ASCII art". To some here, the terms might be the same, but that is not true outside this small group.

--Paul Hoffman

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