Re: [Tools-discuss] Rfcdiff v 0.12 feedback

Brian E Carpenter <> Tue, 01 June 2021 21:33 UTC

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The behaviour of definitely seems to have changed recently. For whatever reason, to save the actual html file of the side-by-side diffs, you now need to select the "Web page, complete" option in Firefox, which was unnecessary before. No problem once you know. As Donald says, saving this format can be very useful when working with co-authors.

I couldn't actually tell whether has changed. My browser seems to have decided that I want the "Web page, complete" option by 
default now ;-).


On 02-Jun-21 07:22, Robert Sparks wrote:
> What do you see at
> (That's the webservice that will have support going forward - the page 
> at will likely start redirecting soon).
> RjS
> On 6/1/21 1:19 PM, Carsten Bormann wrote:
>> Weird, this form used to do a GET, which led to a reusable URL in the browser address line (see the bottom half of the page for how that is used).
>> (You can still have that after using this useful little bookmark on this form, which I have stored as “frmget”:
>> javascript:(function()%7Bvar%20x,i;%20x%20=%20document.forms;%20for%20(i%20=%200;%20i%20%3C%20x.length;%20++i)%20x%5Bi%5D.method=%22get%22;%20alert(%22Changed%20%22%20+%20x.length%20+%20%22%20forms%20to%20use%20the%20GET%20method.%20%20After%20submitting%20a%20form%20from%20this%20page,%20you%20should%20be%20able%20to%20bookmark%20the%20result.%22);%20%7D)();
>> .)
>> The form page now uses POST, which doesn’t make sense to me.
>> I can still save the resulting page and look at it in its full glory (both in Chrome and Safari, but of course the formats are different), so I 
cannot reproduce that part of the report.
>> But I want my GET back!
>> (Without needing to use the frmget hack, please.)
>> By the way, the rfcdiff is 1.48, only the form page seems to have a separate version number.
>> (Brew’s rfcdiff is still 1.46, which I have pinned now...)
>> Grüße, Carsten
>>> On 2021-06-01, at 19:46, Donald Eastlake <> wrote:
>>> Some change seems to have been made to stop people from saving Diffs
>>> from the Rfcdiff Web Service,
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