Re: [Tools-discuss] [rfc-i] Proposed survey on I-D authoring tools

Jay Daley <jay@ietf.org> Thu, 01 October 2020 14:51 UTC

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> On 2/10/2020, at 3:03 AM, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> wrote:
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> Jay Daley <jay@ietf.org> wrote:
>>> On 1/10/2020, at 2:27 PM, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I’ve only mentioned an editor where it has specific functionality
>>>> (either in-built or via a plugin) to support I-D authoring.
>>> 
>>> i guess you have never met emacs' xml mode
> 
>> I wouldn’t describe that as specific functionality to support I-D
>> authoring.  An example of the what I mean is the xml2rfc-xxe plugin to
>> XMLMind, which is maintained by some IETF volunteers.
> 
> I think that there is a distinction between using notepad to edit XML,
> vs you used vi/emacs/eclipse/textmate with an XML-specific (XML validating)
> or RFC2629-specific editing mode.

Is there an RFC2629-specific editing mode?  If so then I want to capture that.  If all they are doing is using something like the RelaxNG schema to validate against then that should be captured (I may need to add the RelaxNG schema to the list of other tools).

Jay

> 
> emacs' xml-mode is a significantly better experience than emacs in text-mode.
> (emacs defaults to 'docbook' mode for .xml, which is actually much worse than text-mode)

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