[rfc-i] draft-flanagan-rfc-framework-02 composition tools

Stewart Bryant stbryant at cisco.com
Fri Oct 31 04:20:21 PDT 2014


+1

Having the datatracker archive the editable version is an important part 
of the process.
Maybe it should be changed to take whatever type the submitter used be 
it xml, nroff, doc or whatever?

Stewart

On 30/10/2014 19:58, Paul Kyzivat wrote:
> On 10/30/14 2:41 PM, Carsten Bormann wrote:
>
>> On a more serious note, it is interesting to see that we have two 
>> converters from markdown (and another one from a generic outliner 
>> format like Emacs’ org-mode), but none from MS-OOX (at least that I’m 
>> aware of).
>> Since MS-OOX is documented in ISO/IEC 29500, it should be a small 
>> matter of programming to build this.  Add a little visual basic for 
>> the structured parts (author info and other front matter, 
>> references), and there you are.  Why hasn’t anybody done that?  Maybe 
>> that factoid is trying to tell us something, I’m not quite sure what.
>
> All this publication tooling is potentially interesting.
>
> But if it means that some *other* format is the source from which the 
> xml is derived, then IMO it is important that the data tracker be able 
> to accept an manage it, so that we don't require multiple version 
> tracking.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Paul
>
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