[rfc-i] line numbers (was Re: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt)

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Jun 26 13:00:20 PDT 2014

On 2014-06-26 18:30, Paul Kyzivat wrote:
> On 6/26/14 11:24 AM, Dave Crocker wrote:
>> On 6/24/2014 10:04 AM, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) wrote:
>>> No one I've noticed has suggested that all formats should have line
>>> numbers, be easily printable etc.
>>> Just that one format should have those properties.
>> -10
>> We need referencing conventions that work across alternative display
>> forms.  Think of this as an interoperability requirement.  When you cite
>> a specific bit of text, while you are reading a txt version of the
>> document, I need to be able to find that same text, while reading an
>> html version or editing an xml2rfc version.
> I must say that it is annoyingly inconvenient to find the place in the
> xml that corresponds to something in a presentation format that I want
> to change.
> And I don't see how the current discussion of anchors will help that.
> The section numbers you see in the rendered formats don't appear in the
> xml. I expect that the same will probably be true of paragraph anchors.

The numbers might (if you put them in; and yes, when they are there they 
will be checked for correctness).

In addition you can always put in your own identifiers, and at least in 
the HTML format you'll be able to discover them.

Best regards, Julian

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