Re: [xml2rfc] [Tools-discuss] [Rfc-markdown] New xml2rfc release: v3.16.0

Brian E Carpenter <> Fri, 20 January 2023 20:34 UTC

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Subject: Re: [xml2rfc] [Tools-discuss] [Rfc-markdown] New xml2rfc release: v3.16.0
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On 21-Jan-23 03:20, Carsten Bormann wrote:
>> What I see is a bunch of preschooler asking the teacher to remove the lines because it is too hard to color inside them.
> Most IETF contributors aren’t preschoolers.
> What I see is a teacher handing out tools that can only draw square lines while what needs to be drawn has curves.
> I think we have exhausted this discussion; no more light will be created.
> The experiment to have xml2rfc mechanically chaperone RFC 7997 has failed, and we need to recover from that experiment — v3.16.0 is a start, but just a start.

Exactly right.


> (This is compounded by the fact that RFC 7997 is misguided as the way forward for RFCs, but that is a different discussion where I can imagine there could be reasonably different opinions.)
> I’d rather spend the time discussing what we need to do to support the efforts of the authors, the reviewers, and the RPC editors in creating high-quality documents.
> Grüße, Carsten
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