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Re: draft-ietf-httpbis-http2-latest, "Abstract"

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:55:04 +1100
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <DF5F56B5-7D4C-48C9-BBA1-59D3675DB804@mnot.net>
To: Tim Wright <timwright12@gmail.com>
Hi Tim,

There are a lot of background projects to improve the presentation of RFCs out there; it’s probably best to get involved in one (or several) of them, rather than any one spec (since we use external stylesheets).

A few links that might interest you:

## Julian Rescke’s XSLT — <https://github.com/http2/http2-spec/blob/master/lib/rfc2629.xslt>

This is what produced the spec you link to below. Last I heard, Julian doesn’t have a definitive repository for this; Julian?

## My Bootstrap-flavoured XSLT — <https://github.com/mnot/rfcbootstrap>

Based upon Julian’s, but grafting in Boostrap for presentation. See <http://httpwg.github.io/specs/rfc7231.html> for an example. I’m happy to take issues / pull requests (it definitely needs more work).

## xml2rfc — <http://xml2rfc.ietf.org>

Python program that produces HTML output, often considered to be the “definitive” (if very ugly) output.

## RFC future format — <http://www.rfc-editor.org/rse/FormatFAQ.html>

The RFC Editor is running a program to change the format of RFCs itself, and last I heard, the definitive format would be XML, allowing different stylesheets to be used to present it. Participating here may give you the most bang for your buck in the long term.


> On 31 Mar 2015, at 2:45 am, Tim Wright <timwright12@gmail.com> wrote:
> ​Would it be possible to volunteer to work on the typography for this document? I was reading through it today and found it generally difficult​ to get through. I think some fonts and small type changes could go a long way for this (and other similar documents).
> <http://http2.github.io/http2-spec/#rfc.abstract>:
> ​Best,
> Tim​

Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
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