Re: document writing/editing tools used by IETF

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Sat, 27 February 2021 19:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: document writing/editing tools used by IETF
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On 2021-02-27, at 19:31, Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com> wrote:
> 
> pandoc markdown used by Carsten's tool

That would be a different tool.

Kramdown-rfc is based on kramdown, one of the longstanding well-established markdown parsers.
(Its github history reaches back 12 years to 2008, and it already was an established project by then.  
By the way, kramdown is a Patreon creator — if you like kramdown-rfc, you may want to consider becoming a patron to its parent project.)

Pandoc combines another well-established markdown parser with a generator and conversion machinery to and from arcane formats, including MOOX (Microsoft’s Open Office XML, specifically .docx).  
Pandoc is sometimes used as a supplement to other markdown tools just for its math handling capabilities.

(Pandoc would have taken the world already, but development requires ghc, the Glasgow Haskell compiler, which is a self-bootstrapping compiler that can be rather capricious to install.  
A threshold that is worth crossing!)

Grüße, Carsten