[rfc-i] New draft posted: draft-flanagan-rfc-preservation-01

Robert Sparks rjsparks at nostrum.com
Tue Oct 28 11:45:31 PDT 2014


I think printing the XML would be a good idea.

RjS

On 10/14/14 11:04 PM, John Levine wrote:
> Mostly I agree with the changes, except for this one:
>
>> * emphasize that we should stop printing out each RFC to paper upon
>> publication,
> I agree there's not much point in keeping a printed version of the PDF
> or other formatted output, but you might want to reconsider whether to
> print out the XML.  I still have a bunch of old stuff from the late
> 1960s and early 1970s, and although the magnetic media have all become
> unreadable in practice (anyone got a DECtape drive?) the printouts are
> still legible.  OCR from paper has become an impressively robust
> technology, and it's only likely to get moreso.
>
> R's,
> John
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