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Re: RFC 2616, partitioned

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 11:09:28 -0700
Message-Id: <B0FFB4D5-7BBB-4433-A67B-7FF1E6EF9A70@gbiv.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>

On Oct 17, 2007, at 3:15 AM, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> Without having more than skimmed it, I like the feel so far.
>
> Is there any way to get some sort of diff from 2616 to the current  
> text? Having that was critical for Julian's draft IMO.

That was the idea, but it did not come out as well as I wanted:

http://labs.apache.org/webarch/http/draft-fielding-http/diffs.html

Each part started as rfc2616.xml, so if you follow the changelog
with subversion you can see what content is changed.  What you can't
see is where each deleted section ended up in a different partition,
unless you go back to the RFC outline and jump from there.

http://labs.apache.org/webarch/http/draft-fielding-http/outline2616.html

I considered using the ins/del marks for changes, but that would
become unreadable very fast and my focus is on readability (one
of the main reasons 2616 had so many errors is that nobody read
the submitted document -- all they did was look at the changes
doc created by word).

I have not tried using the rfcdiff tool yet.  Which of the various
diff methods do you think would be best?

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2007 18:09:39 GMT

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