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Re: RFC format - time for an update?

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 09:57:40 +0900
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To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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Regards,   Martin.

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On 2012/02/16 16:30, Adrien de Croy wrote:
>
> 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
>
Received on Friday, 17 February 2012 00:58:13 GMT

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