Re: [Rfc-markdown] initials handling, was: [xml2rfc] New xml2rfc release: v2.22.3

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Tue, 09 April 2019 12:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Rfc-markdown] initials handling, was: [xml2rfc] New xml2rfc release: v2.22.3
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On 09.04.2019 13:47, Henrik Levkowetz wrote:
>
> On 2019-04-09 13:37, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 09.04.2019 13:21, Henrik Levkowetz wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> Shouldn't the initials handling depend on what RFC the reference appears
>>>> in (as opposed to what RFC is being cited)???
>>>
>>> The RFC-Editor has requested that the rendering should match the front page
>>> of the RFC in question, and provided the information that RFC 1272 and
>>> earlier should be limited to one initial, irrespective of what's given in
>>> the <reference> entry.
>>> ...
>>
>> Wow, a nice new requirement.
>>
>> It would be great if changes like these would be communicated by the RFC
>> Editor. (Or did I miss something?)
>
> This came up as a difference between the legacy rendering and the v3 rendering.
> I haven't dug into exactly which heuristics the legacy rendering used to
> make the distinction.  The idea that the reference entries should reflect
> what was actually published isn't new; if anything it's been a consistent
> expectation for a long long time.
> ...

...but in that case the information would need to be present in the
<reference>s (files). Otherwise the knowledge needs to be hard-wired
into the renderer which IMHO doesn't make any sense.

Best regards, Julian