[rfc-i] Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt

Dearlove, Christopher (UK) chris.dearlove at baesystems.com
Tue Jun 24 06:54:58 PDT 2014

No promises, but I'll try.

With regard to what we're discussing here, and in case the full 118 pages is too much, any suggestions (sections or page numbers) as to what's particularly useful to look at with regard to these issues would be helpful.

Christopher Dearlove
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-----Original Message-----
From: Julian Reschke [mailto:julian.reschke at gmx.de] 
Sent: 24 June 2014 14:49
To: Dearlove, Christopher (UK); Thomas Clausen
Cc: Paul Kyzivat; rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org
Subject: Re: [rfc-i] Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt

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On 2014-06-24 15:43, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) wrote:
> How your words differ in substance from my abbreviated version, I'm not sure. You can't put two paragraphs in a (hypothetical) subject line.
> But you say
>> There will be some kind of PDF for sure that is pre-paginated, but 
>> there is no guarantee that page breaks will be manually tuned within 
>> that format (and that's what's happening for today's plain text RFCs).
> What happens today, when authors care, is to work with the RFC production team to get page breaks in the right place. Having one that work, it's available to all. Manual, but once and right. Better than not at all, not guaranteed, depends on each person's tools.

That is true. But what's also true is that this only works for one specific page format, and that it causes a lot of manual work.

> (If the XML schema had the right things in it, I could as an author 
> put in pagination hints, including things like table splitting. Then 
> automation would work cleanly.)

It's good to hear that you're interested in the XML format. You may want to provide feedback on <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-08>.

Best regards, Julian

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