[rfc-i] sourcecode indentation

Paul Kyzivat pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu
Sun Feb 14 10:31:01 PST 2016

On 2/14/16 2:37 AM, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> Not sure you are talking about these, but ASCII HT characters MUST NOT
> be allowed in RFC source.
> RFC 7386/7396 should be enough warning here.

Then sourcecode languages that require (such as Makefiles) them cannot 
appear in ietf documents.

If it is only that one, then it probably isn't a big issue. I can't 
offhand think of any others where that is a problem. (Where there is a 
semantic difference between a space and a tab, and where there isn't 
some way to escape a tab when you need to.)


> Grüße, Carsten
> Paul Kyzivat wrote:
>> But what does negative indent do if there are tabs at the beginning of
>> the text?

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