Re: [Tools-discuss] Unicode decode error for RFCs

Nico Williams <> Mon, 05 April 2021 19:24 UTC

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On Mon, Apr 05, 2021 at 03:53:08PM +0000, Salz, Rich wrote:
>     On Sun, Apr 04, 2021 at 03:41:21PM +1200, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>     > I mean, who cares about the htmlized versions of HTML RFCs?
> I also like them better.  I can also read them on any device (yeah,
> responsive design).

But I mean specifically the htmlized versions versus HTML produced by
xml2rfc or any XSLT conversion.

I like the pagination (yes, yes, I know, we as a community want to stop
paginating).  I like the way footers and headers are rendered.  I like
the metadata header at the top with the version history, alternative
formats links, and datatracker/nits/IPR/diffs links.

I accept that we'll eventually lose the pagination, but a) the URIs are kinda useful now just because they are so
recognized, b) we should really not lose the metadata header.

> If we're writing for the Internet, text/html is way more important and
> useful than text/plain.

I read these things in $PAGER as much as in $BROWSER.  I don't mind the
text.  I just don't want to lose all the value provided by the htmlize
tool right now.