Re: [Tools-discuss] Rfcdiff v 0.12 feedback

Donald Eastlake <> Tue, 01 June 2021 21:01 UTC

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If I do an Html wdiff and then a save-as, I get a .mht file which may
be adequate for my purposes.

However, poking around further, when I do a side-by-side Diff and
save-as in Chrome, there actually an option of one of three types of
"Webpage, HTML only"
"Webpage, Single File" and
"Webpage, Complete"

The last of these produces a .html file that seems to do what I want!
The middle option produces a .mht file that gets an error if I try to
open it in Chrome. The first one produces a .html file that just takes
you to the Rfcdiff page in some odd mode. The problems I was
experiencing before were with the first choice of Format "Webpage,
HTML only"...

 Donald E. Eastlake 3rd   +1-508-333-2270 (cell)
 2386 Panoramic Circle, Apopka, FL 32703 USA

On Tue, Jun 1, 2021 at 2:20 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,
> >