[Rfc-markdown] 1.3.10: switch web service to xml2rfc-dev.cgi [...]

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Sat, 25 July 2020 18:45 UTC

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1.3.10: switch web service to xml2rfc-dev.cgi; better diagnostics

New environment parameter KRAMDOWN_XML2RFC_WEBSERVICE, default: http://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/cgi-bin/xml2rfc-dev.cgi

A little known feature of the kdrfc tool is that, if xml2rfc breaks for some reason (as it did for me when I recently messed up my python3 installation), the tool simply uses the web service at https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/.  This is so seamless that it doesn’t even tell you unless you switch to verbose.

It appears that, for v3, the code was using a feature that is not in xml2rfc.cgi on the server.  I changed that URL to xml2rfc-dev.cgi and made the URL switchable using the environment variable KRAMDOWN_XML2RFC_WEBSERVICE .

Unless your local xml2rfc breaks (or you don’t have one), this won’t concern you.

As usual, upgrade with

	gem update kramdown-rfc2629

Grüße, Carsten