[rfc-i] [xml2rfc] will <vspace=n> disappear
nico at cryptonector.com
Mon Oct 27 13:53:06 PDT 2014
On Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 09:00:17PM +0100, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> On 27 Oct 2014, at 18:30, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> >> All my source files of course use Unicode (Universität, —, „, «, all that).
> >> Today, xml2rfc converts this to the necessary ASCII fallbacks for publication (Ari Keränen’s name being the only place where that didn’t work well, so far).
> >> With XML as a publication format, I’ll need a XML to XML processor to do that.
> > No, you won't, as the new format will allow non-ASCII characters in contact information anyway.
> Actually, I do, because text is rarely ASCII*).
> (Also, human names do turn up in other places than contact information, but that’s secondary.)
> Grüße, Carsten
> *) See
> for a random example. This one doesn’t even have µW in it, a unit
> that happens to be of great importance in the field I’m working in.
+1. But this is really a different thread, and IIUC the consensus is
set for now. We'll experiment with author contact info and we'll extend
non-ascii support to other content later.
(IMO that's a bit overly conservative. Who can't read Unicode nowadays,
at least for common scripts (and math symbols, and...) for which there
are widely-available fonts? It'd be more interesting to find a subset
of Unicode that is extremely likely to be supported, then permit that
for all RFC content, leaving the remainder of Unicode for author names
and contact information.)
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