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RFC format - time for an update?

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:30:42 +1300
Message-ID: <4F3CB0A2.1030904@qbik.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Hi all

I'm sure this is probably the wrong list to send this to, so if someone 
could point me to the correct place, it would be appreciated.

I've had the feeling for a while that the restrictions on formatting of 
RFCs and I-Ds (in terms of layout, columns, lines etc) place serious 
limitations on the ability of authors to adequately specify designs.

For instance the inability to show images supporting concepts that can't 
be done in ascii-art and 76 columns.

Specifications after all are intended to convey information to enable 
interoperable implementations.  Therefore interop may suffer as a result 
of inability to adequately specify.

Is it therefore time for a change, maybe to drag the format out of the 
70's (or whenever it was solidified)?

Most other standards bodies seem to have adopted a rich text format.

Regards

Adrien

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