[rfc-i] Publishing more formats before the cutoff

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Feb 28 08:33:45 PST 2014

On 2014-02-28 17:24, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On Feb 28, 2014, at 8:03 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> I was talking about pre-cutover RFCs for which we do have "good" XML source (in that when processed we get something identical or close to identical to the published plain text).
> That was completely unclear from what you said. The thread you commented in was about two questions in the FAQ that are about what happens *after* the cutoff.

Please go back in the thread. I was referring to the Q&A:

> "Will you republish any RFCs in the new Canonical format?"
>     No. No changes will be made to already-published RFCs.

So I was talking about existing (pre-cutoff documents).

>> My proposal was to publish those, alongside with their HTML/PDF versions.
>> Heather didn't like that, so my revised proposal was to keep the XML, and just publish the HTML.
> I suspect Heather had the same problem I did: we thought you were talking about the topic in the thread, not proposing what to do before the cutoff.
>> And yes, the archived XML of published RFCs already is available on request, and nobody has suggested to change that.
> Right.
> So, I think it is just fine for the RFC Editor to start to publish non-canonical versions of the XML and HTML before the cutoff: in fact, doing so would probably help the community be more prepared for the cutoff.

Absolutely. In particular it would be a good test of the HTML that the 
various processors currently produce.

Best regards, Julian

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