Re: [Rfc-markdown] [xml2rfc-dev] [xml2rfc] <br> is back, was: New xml2rfc release: v2.32.0

Henrik Levkowetz <henrik@levkowetz.com> Sun, 06 October 2019 21:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Rfc-markdown] [xml2rfc-dev] [xml2rfc] <br> is back, was: New xml2rfc release: v2.32.0
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On 2019-10-05 23:51, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 05-Oct-19 20:40, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 05.10.2019 08:17, Miek Gieben wrote:
>>> [ Quoting <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.c>; in "Re: [Rfc-markdown] [xml2rfc]
>>> [xml2..." ]
>>>> I'm a bit confused: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7991#section-2.12
>>>
>>> There was a long discussion on limiting <br> for use in table *only*,
>>> after that was written. More discussion ensued and <br> was outlawed in
>>> the entire document. And now we are here.
>>> ...
>> 
>> Hmm, no.
>> 
>> RFC 7991 only allows <br/> in table cells. The long discussion you are
>> referring lead to the removal of the element. See
>> <https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis/issues/37>;.
>> 
>> Best regards, Julian
> 
> Yes, well, as far as I know RFC7991 is the community consensus (it's
> an IAB stream document, formally). So I don't think we are done with
> the discussion, if the RPC is now saying there are cases where <br/>
> would avoid using a deprecated Unicode codepoint. Maybe issue 37
> should be reopened.

I concur.

	Henrik