[rfc-i] annotation/@ascii

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue May 5 06:13:08 PDT 2015


On 2015-05-05 13:47, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> On 5/5/15, 12:20 PM, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>
>> <https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-17#section-2.3.1> says:
>>
>>> 2.3.1.  'ascii' attribute
>>>
>>>     The ASCII equivalent of the annotation.
>>
>> How is this supposed to work, with <annotation> taking structured
>> content such as links? Furthermore, why is it needed?
>
> That was likely added before the structured contents.  Since we didn't know what the semantics of annotation were, we didn't know if an ascii equivalent was needed.  As things currently stand, it can be removed.

FWIW, <annotation> with structured content has been around for many 
years. It's a v2 feature, after all...




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