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

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Thu, 01 October 2020 14:03 UTC

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

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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