[rfc-i] draft-iab-xml2rfc-02 - alignment of sourcecode

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Feb 2 10:58:31 PST 2016

On 2016-02-02 19:41, HANSEN, TONY L wrote:
> ...
>> On 2016-02-02 18:18, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>>> … Paul Kyzivat wrote:
>>>> For instance, consider ABNF source code. I would like the actual
>>>> content of the sourcecode to be valid ABNF. That means that the first
>>>> line of each rule must have no leading whitespace. So any indentation
>>>> needs to come from the "align" attribute. Generally I would probably
>>>> want to have the rules start out aligned with the current indent
>>>> level, or maybe a bit more.
>>> It sounds like you want "indent", not "align", but even then, I'm not
>>> clear why. The sourcecode for your ABNF can have spaces at the beginning
>>> of the lines, can't it?
>>> ...
>> I'm with Paul. It would be good if the author wouldn't need to indent
>> the artwork contents herself (whether it affects validity or not).
>> In rfc2629.xslt, I have the attribute x:indent-with on <artwork> (see
>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2629xslt/rfc2629xslt.html#ext-rfc2629.artwork>,
>> although the explanation isn't that good).
> Which Paul? Paul Hoffman or Paul Kyzivat? Sounds like the latter, given that you saw a similar need in your processor.

Good catch :-). Yes, Paul K.

> I agree with the need, and think “indent” has the right semantics. It’s a purely visual hint for the processor.

Best regards, Julian

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