Re: [Tools-discuss] Bibxml7: anchor normalization, xml2rfc: caching with anchors

Henrik Levkowetz <henrik@levkowetz.com> Wed, 15 May 2019 11:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] Bibxml7: anchor normalization, xml2rfc: caching with anchors
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Hi Carsten,

I just checked to see who's the bibxml7 script author, and from what I can
see it's Tony's script.  Adding Cc: Tony.

Regards,

	Henrik

On 2019-05-15 07:28, Carsten Bormann wrote:
> I just tried to work around a problem in kramdown-rfc’s “stand_alone: false” mode (this is where kramdown-rfc doesn’t do the reference handling by itself but instead generates entity declarations like it were 1986).
> 
> I noticed that
> 
> https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml7/reference.DOI.10.1145_1282427.1282421.xml?anchor=foo
> 
> generates
> 
> <reference anchor="FOO">
> 
> Hmm, ID/IDREF are case-sensitive in XML, so this doesn’t quite work for an <xref target=“foo”/>.
> ➔ bug1
> 
> Independent of what anchor I specify, xml2rfc creates a cache file called
> 
> reference.DOI.10.1145_1282427.1282421.xml
> 
> So if I have another document that does 
> 
> https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml7/reference.DOI.10.1145_1282427.1282421.xml?anchor=bar
> 
> Xml2rfc still uses the cache entry with 
> 
> <reference anchor=“FOO">
> 
> ➔ bug2
> 
> Bug 1 actually has another interesting facet:
> 
> https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/public/rfc/bibxml7/reference.DOI.10.1145_1282427.1282421.xml?anchor=DOI.10.1145_637201.637236
> 
> creates
> 
> <reference anchor=‘DOI101145_637201637236' >
> 
> Whoa, what happened to my dots?
> 
> ➔ bug1b
> 
> So can we make anchor normalization on the bibxml server less aggressive?
> No upcasing (bug1), no removal of valid ID/IDREF characters (bug1b).
> 
> Also, we’d need to fix the caching in xml2rfc (bug2).
> (Kramdown-rfc’s [1.2.12, unreleased] cache file names for URLs with anchors currently look like this:
> reference.DOI.10.1145_1282427.1282421--anchor=foo.xml
> )
> 
> Grüße, Carsten
> 
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