[rfc-i] [xml2rfc] will <vspace=n> disappear

Dale R. Worley worley at ariadne.com
Mon Oct 27 07:12:58 PDT 2014


> From: Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com>
> 
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM, Dale R. Worley <worley at ariadne.com> wrote:
> > The real test of a new vocabulary is to rewrite a large sample of
> > documents in the new vocabulary and *see what breaks*.  Because if you
> > don't test it in reality, you can easily be designing the next Pascal.
> 
> This is not a completely objective test because "what breaks" is a
> matter of subjective opinion.
> 
> We're having this [recurring] debate precisely because the matter is
> subjective, and reasonable people can disagree as to "what breaks".

Then we are, in effect, going to have to decide who we care about
pleasing and who we do not care about pleasing.

Dale


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