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

Jay Daley <jay@ietf.org> Fri, 02 October 2020 08:41 UTC

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

> On 2/10/2020, at 7:29 PM, Ronald Tse <tse@ribose.com> wrote:
> 
> I imagine the stone XML tablet will not be easy to edit (the chisel could erase, too!).
> 
> Jay, we are the people behind metanorma-ietf and AsciiRFC.  This is a timely and important survey indeed — thanks!

Thank you too.

> 
> I have two questions:
> 
> 1. Would it be possible to rephrase the particular choice of:
> "AsciiDoc using the metanorma-ietf (formerly known as asciidoctor-rfc) converter”
> 
> to:
> 
> "AsciiDoc using Metanorma / AsciiRFC”

I’m happy to add the 'AsciiRFC' part but is there a reason you want the ' (formerly known as asciidoctor-rfc) ' removed?

> ?
> 
> 2. For the question on "How often do you use the following checking tools? (Ignore any you don’t know about)”
> 
> Can we add an option like:
> 
> “I don’t know; my authoring tool seems to do that for me"

Unfortunately this doesn’t really make sense as an additional option for that question.  It’s a matrix question where people answer each of the options with one of

 	• Always
   	• Very often
   	• Sometimes
   	• Rarely
   	• Never [Ensure this is scored as 0]

Also, I don’t understand how this benefits us as the respondents may or may not have a built-in checker they don’t know about - can you explain the thinking behind it?

cheers
Jay

> 
> Ron
> 
> 
> _____________________________________
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> Ronald Tse
> Ribose Inc.
> 
>> On Oct 2, 2020, at 7:18 AM, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com <mailto:randy@psg.com>> wrote:
>> 
>>> I use raw nroff and produce the input with emacs in nroff mode.
>> 
>> surely there is someone even more primitive than we who does it
>> with a stone xml tablet and a chisel :)
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