[Tools-discuss] Rfcdiff v 0.12 feedback

Donald Eastlake <d3e3e3@gmail.com> Tue, 01 June 2021 17:46 UTC

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Subject: [Tools-discuss] Rfcdiff v 0.12 feedback
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Some change seems to have been made to stop people from saving Diffs
from the Rfcdiff Web Service, https://tools.ietf.org/rfcdiff.

A very common scenario for me is that I am the pen holder on a draft
so I edit my source and produce a candidate new text file. I then want
to send it to co-authors or maybe a WG chair or whoever AND I would
like to send along a Diff from the currently posted. It used to work
just fine to use the Rfcdiff Tool to create a two column web page with
nice color coded differences that I could save as an html file and
ship along with the candidate new text file. Admittedly, recipients
could save the text attachment to my email and do the diff themselves
but I want to make it as easy as possible for them to see what's going
on so they can send me comments or an OK.

Now, if I do a save-as in Chrome while looking at the nice two column
color coded diff, it saves some html which just gets you back to the
Rfcdiff tool :-(  And if I print the web page to PDF, all the color
coding goes way :-(

Can this be fixed so there is some way to produce a file to share the
Rfcdiff output? Note: my candidate new text file is not web accessible
so I can't just send them a URL to do the diff...

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