[rfc-i] Comments on draft-flanagan-nonascii-03

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Wed Oct 29 16:18:36 PDT 2014

W3C, of course. Using HTML, which is their own standard. There are 
'pubrules' (publication rules) and checkers in place to make sure it's 
not just any kind of HTML, but it validates, contains boiler plate, and 
so on. There are quite a few toolsets around for generating specs, such 
as respec, anolis (both JavaScript based as far as I understand), and 
systems based on XML as an editing format, with various variants and 

Regards,   Martin.

On 2014/10/30 04:03, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
> I can comment on two that I have authored standards for:
> ETSI - the European Telecommunications Standards Institute
> (<http://www.etsi.org/>) - requires that all standards be authored in Word
> (either .doc or .docx) format which their internal publication staff then
> converts to PDF (using some internally developed tools that utilize Adobe
> Acrobat) and then publish that PDF.
> ISO - International Organization for Standardization
> (<http://www.iso.org/>) - historically allowed publications either in Word
> (.doc or .docx) or Adobe FrameMaker. However, about 4 years ago they
> dropped support for FrameMaker. They then developed a custom XML grammar,
> which can also be used for authoring (but no tools are provided).  Word
> (.docx) is the preferred format, though they will also accept the XML.
> Either one is processed through an internally developed system (based on
> Adobe InDesign Server) that takes the Word/XML, relays it out in the
> official template and styles and then produces PDF (which it then
> publishes).
> Let me know if you want/need more info.
> Leonard
> P.S. I am NOT saying the IETF should follow suit, just answering Joe¹s
> question.
> On 10/29/14, 2:17 PM, "Joe Touch" <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
>> On 10/29/2014 9:01 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>>> If the IETF is the last standards organization to spell peoples' names
>>> correctly, that does not look good.
>> Just curious - how many other standards organization also create their
>> own document encoding formats?
>> Joe
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