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

Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca> Thu, 01 October 2020 16:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] [rfc-i] Proposed survey on I-D authoring tools
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Jay Daley <jay@ietf.org> wrote:
    >> Jay Daley <jay@ietf.org> wrote:
    >>>> On 1/10/2020, at 2:27 PM, Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> I’ve only mentioned an editor where it has specific functionality
    >>>>> (either in-built or via a plugin) to support I-D authoring.
    >>>>
    >>>> i guess you have never met emacs' xml mode
    >>
    >>> I wouldn’t describe that as specific functionality to support I-D
    >>> authoring.  An example of the what I mean is the xml2rfc-xxe plugin
    >>> to XMLMind, which is maintained by some IETF volunteers.
    >>
    >> I think that there is a distinction between using notepad to edit XML,
    >> vs you used vi/emacs/eclipse/textmate with an XML-specific (XML
    >> validating) or RFC2629-specific editing mode.

    > Is there an RFC2629-specific editing mode?

in emacs, no.
xml-mode knows a bit about DTDs though, I seem to think.
I can't speak for the other editors.

    > If so then I want to
    > capture that.  If all they are doing is using something like the
    > RelaxNG schema to validate against then that should be captured (I may
    > need to add the RelaxNG schema to the list of other tools).

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