Re: [rfc-i] getting SVG of RFC diagrams

Paul Hoffman <> Thu, 23 November 2023 15:43 UTC

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On 23 Nov 2023, at 7:27, Carsten Bormann wrote:

> A fragment identifier doesn’t really help with extracting (while it would help with naming extracted SVG elements, but that is easy by using the id on the div above).
> (I think the underlying problem here is that browsers don’t provide for image extraction for SVG — does anybody know why?)

Ah. I figured that if there was a fragment identifier, and you opened that fragment in a new window/tab, you would get the SVG. I can now see that would not be interesting to the browser, though.

> I don’t think the RSWG designs the HTML.

RFC 7992 is one of the policies that governs the RFC Series. If you want to re-litigate RFC 9280, maybe start a new thread.

> I don’t understand why we would want the HTML file to autonomously provide extraction of attachments; I’m more interested in having a separate URI for each attachment similar to the way Paul Kyzivat showed.

That would probably be the most reliable way to do things. That would require an update to RFC 7990 (the framework) or 7992 (extraction can be done during the HTML output step).

--Paul Hoffman