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

Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat@alum.mit.edu> Thu, 23 November 2023 14:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rfc-i] getting SVG of RFC diagrams
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On 11/23/23 5:23 AM, Michael Richardson wrote:
> 
> RFC9334, for instance, as a few really nice SVG diagrams in it.
> 
> I know how to Show-Source, and then find the diagram I want, and then copy
> and paste the SVG out into a file.  Others might find that harder to work
> out.  In general, I'd prefer that people citing the document and diagrams did
> so using the vector form of the diagram, rather than some 100dpi screen shot.
> 
> Perhaps for some use cases, there are some copyright issues, but certainly
> not for talks about the RFC itself (reasonable use, criticism, etc.), or for
> other I-D.
> 
> The question is: how to make these SVG files more easily available from the
> HTML version of the RFC?

I wish there was direct URL access to assorted components of RFCs. For 
insstance:

https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc9334.xml.figure1.svg

This could also make sourcecode such as abnf.

Of course this would require establishing a naming convention.

	Thanks,
	Paul