Re: Jim: Re: [rfc-i] FIXED: Poll: RFCs with page numbers (pretty please) ? (was: Re: John/rsoc: Re: Page numbers in RFCs questions / preferences)

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Thu, 29 October 2020 10:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: Jim: Re: [rfc-i] FIXED: Poll: RFCs with page numbers (pretty please) ? (was: Re: John/rsoc: Re: Page numbers in RFCs questions / preferences)
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Am 29.10.2020 um 02:41 schrieb Mark Andrews:
> I’m actually arguing *for* numbers in the ToC of the PDF version
> because I know it gets turned into dead trees.  If that helps those
> that want/need to used page number to navigate electronic versions
> that is fine.
>
> Page numbers in the HTML version don’t make sense as there is only
> one page.  We don’t currently produce a multi-page HTML version and

Hmm, no. That is true when you read it in the browser, but is not the
case once you print it.

> there is no discussion of what a multi-page version would look like.
> Navigation in HTML is intrinsically by following links.

Unless it's on paper.

> The TXT version needs to go back to the old format for page numbers
> to be useful.

Why? The only reason appears to be printing, for which the PDF seems to
be superior.

> At the I-D stage page numbers are useful because people send diffs
> and you need to context to get to the right place in the .xml.

How do page numbers help with the XML? Aren't section and paragraph
numbers much better for that?

Best regards, Julian