[rfc-i] How to indent artwork with surrounding block

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Feb 17 12:17:16 PST 2016


On 2016-02-17 21:09, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On 17 Feb 2016, at 8:02, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
>> I'm not completely sure how
>>
>> a) the need to identify code that should be surrounded with "<CODE
>> BEGINS>" / "<CODE ENDS>", and
>>
>> b) the desire to distinguish between artwork (like diagrams), source
>> code (such as ABNF), and examples (such as protocol messages)
>>
>> relate to each other. Could you elaborate?
>
> As others have said, (a) is not a real need. Given that, the desire in
> (b) might exist for some people but is not a requirement.

Ahem. Brian just disagreed with you about (a). So did Joe.

>> IMHO: the trust grants certain extra rights for the use of "code
>> components". To qualify as such, the specific text either needs to be
>> in a white-listed language (and that white-list is being revised from
>> time to time), or clearly marked as such. *One* way to do so is to
>> insert the "<CODE BEGINS>" / "<CODE ENDS>" brackets.
>>
>> To me this indicates that it would be good to have a flag on
>> <sourcecode> which triggers exactly that; it would allow the display
>> of the brackets in formats other than TXT to be less intrusive.
>
> That is one interpretation of the trust statements; clearly, there are
> many others. That is the basis for me wanting to wait for the Trust to
> tell us what is needed instead of us guessing.

There may be other interpretations, but I think those would be 
incorrect. With all due respect, what you say is a bit hand-waivy ;-)

Best regards, Julian



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