[rfc-i] I-D Action: draft-brownlee-svg-rfc-00.txt

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Mon Feb 3 14:53:02 PST 2014


I have sympathy with the intention, but I can see a big
practical issue with "How to create SVG drawings".

I played for a few minutes with LibreOffice Drawing,
which can export to SVG format. There seem to be
some issues in the conversion process, but more
seriously it's really very hard (well, impossible)
to determine what on the screen will generate allowed
or disallowed SVG 1.2 RFC constructs. I don't think
it's viable to use a checker, then go back in and
twiddle the drawing, export the SVG, check it again,
and repeat until done. I think this problem would
be the same with any drawing tool.

I have no idea whether the attached is valid, for example.

So I think we'd need some noble soul to take one of
the open source tools and subset it for SVG 1.2 RFC.


On 29/01/2014 17:26, internet-drafts at ietf.org wrote:
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
>         Title           : SVG Drawings for RFCs: SVG 1.2 RFC
>         Author          : Nevil Brownlee
> 	Filename        : draft-brownlee-svg-rfc-00.txt
> 	Pages           : 5
> 	Date            : 2014-01-28
> Abstract:
>    This document specifies SVG 1.2 RFC - an SVG profile for use in
>    diagrams that may appear in RFCs - and considers some of the issues
>    concerning the creation and use of such diagrams.
> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-brownlee-svg-rfc/
> There's also a htmlized version available at:
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-brownlee-svg-rfc-00
> Please note that it may take a couple of minutes from the time of submission
> until the htmlized version and diff are available at tools.ietf.org.
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