[rfc-i] xml2rfc issue

Jim Schaad ietf at augustcellars.com
Wed Feb 3 16:08:57 PST 2016



> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfc-interest [mailto:rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org] On Behalf
Of
> Erik Wilde
> Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2016 11:11 AM
> To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com>
> Cc: rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org
> Subject: Re: [rfc-i] xml2rfc issue
> 
> On 2016-02-03 10:50 , Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> > On 03/02/2016 07:43, Erik Wilde wrote:
> > ...
> >> i found another bug as well:
> >> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-wilde-registries-00 has links to
> >> web pages in the "notes to readers" section at the beginning, but
xml2rfc
> wrongly inserts links to the bibliography, which is actually quite
confusing for
> readers.
> > eref has always been strange. There's a work-around for that.
> > <t>Please discuss this draft on the apps-discuss mailing list (<eref
> > target="https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/apps-discuss"/>).</t>
> > <t>Online access to all versions and files is available on GitHub
> > (<eref
> > target="https://github.com/dret/I-D/tree/master/registries"/>).</t>
> 
> the main problem isn't how the links are formatted. that alone would be
kind of
> acceptable. the problem is that they link to something entirely different
(entries
> in the draft's references section), and no the URIs that are specified in
the
> @target attribute.

This looks like a case where the HTML output should be different from the
text output.  In the text output there has been a section added to the
bibliography for the eref targets as putting the url inline is not
necessarily what is desired.

Jim

> 
> cheers,
> 
> dret.
> 
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