[rfc-i] draft-iab-xml2rfc-03: reference sorting

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat Feb 27 08:39:35 PST 2016


On 2016-02-27 17:30, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On 27 Feb 2016, at 1:11, Julian Reschke wrote:
>
>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-iab-xml2rfc-03.html#rfc.section.2.42.p.3>:
>>
>>
>> "By default, the order of references is significant. Some formatters,
>> however, might be able to be requested to sort them based on their
>> anchor names."
>>
>> However
>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-iab-xml2rfc-03.html#rfc.section.2.45.11>:
>>
>>
>> "Specifies whether or not the prep tool will sort the references in
>> each reference section."
>
> Good catch; I'll remove the sentence from the <references> element.
>
>> Which, by the way, is misleading; it needs to apply to any formatter.
>
> I'm not sure what this means. If a formatter wants to change the order
> of stuff put out by the prep tool, that seems weird.

The requirement to sort based on the attribute applies to any formatter; 
I have no idea why the preptool is mentioned here. Preptool requirements 
do not belong into the vocabulary spec (IMHO).

Best regards, Julian



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