Re: [Tools-discuss] Request to retain kramdown compiler and author stats

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Wed, 10 March 2021 20:09 UTC

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From: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] Request to retain kramdown compiler and author stats
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On 10-Mar-21 23:14, Stewart Bryant wrote:
> Two tools that I find particularly useful, and hope are retained are:
> 
> The experimental version of XML2RFC which supports the kramdown compiler. I have found this useful when collaborating with others that are new to kramdown, and also those that are unable to install the kramdown compiler on their work machine due to company policy on third part software.

Assuming you mean https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/experimental.html, yes, that's an essential tool and if it goes away I'll stop producing drafts. I have no intention of installing all that stuff on my Windows machine, even assuming it's possible.

(Not to mention https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org/, but I always use the "experimental" version.)

Note that https://xml2rfc.ietf.org redirects to https://xml2rfc.tools.ietf.org. I assume therefore that the 30% of draft authors who use a "web service" according to Jay's recent survey actually use tools.ietf.org.

However, Robert told us:

"We will be replacing the online xml2rfc and bibxml services with modern
rewrites of the existing services."

So that's fine, as long as the extras available at the "experimental" URL
are retained.

    Brian