Re: [Tools-discuss] .txt? [I-D Action: draft-xxx.txt]

Brian E Carpenter <> Sun, 27 June 2021 02:03 UTC

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Well, let me ask it another way.

Why aren't we actively encouraging people to submit xml2rfcv3 source, and rewarding those who do so with a message that makes it clear that this is what we prefer?

I accidentally submitted xml2rfcv2 source the other day, and the system just sucked it in without even pointing out that it was so 20th century.

I hope that the various tool updates we've been promised will firmly nudge people towards v3.

   Brian Carpenter

On 27-Jun-21 13:32, John Levine wrote:
> It appears that Brian E Carpenter  <> said:
>> Why does the subject field and the Filename say ".txt" for a v3 draft?
> Because you can still submit text I-D's if you want.  If you submit xml
> it'll render it into text, but it can't go the other way.
> If your I-D makes it into the publication queue and there isn't an XML
> version, the RPC will hand convert your text but that doesn't happen
> very often now except for people who write their drafts in MS Word.
> R's,
> John
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: [Anima] I-D Action: draft-ietf-anima-asa-guidelines-01.txt
>> Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 15:43:05 -0700
>> From:
>> Reply-To:
>> To:
>> CC:
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
>> This draft is a work item of the Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach WG of the IETF.
>>        Title           : Guidelines for Autonomic Service Agents
>>        Authors         : Brian Carpenter
>>                          Laurent Ciavaglia
>>                          Sheng Jiang
>>                          Pierre Peloso
>> 	Filename        : draft-ietf-anima-asa-guidelines-01.txt
>> 	Pages           : 27
>> 	Date            : 2021-06-26
>> Abstract:
>>   This document proposes guidelines for the design of Autonomic Service
>>   Agents for autonomic networks.  Autonomic Service Agents, together
>>   with the Autonomic Network Infrastructure, the Autonomic Control
>>   Plane and the Generic Autonomic Signaling Protocol constitute base
>>   elements of a so-called autonomic networks ecosystem.