[xml2rfc] Symbolic References

dave at cridland.net (Dave Cridland) Mon, 26 June 2006 14:59 UTC

From: dave at cridland.net (Dave Cridland)
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 14:59:58 +0000
Subject: [xml2rfc] Symbolic References
Message-ID: <32030.1151359182.945486@peirce.dave.cridland.net>
X-Date: Mon Jun 26 14:59:58 2006

Is there any way of controlling what xml2rfc decides is a sensible 
symbolic reference to use, without abandoning the bibxml library?

In particular, I'm working on a couple of drafts where the references 
are often to IMAP extensions, which have convenient short names, and 
I'd like to use these, so [CATENATE] instead of [RFC4669], for 
instance.

I could add a new PI, and run the source through a preprocessor, but 
I was hoping to avoid this.

Dave.
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>From mrose at dbc.mtview.ca.us  Tue Jun 27 08:32:29 2006
From: mrose at dbc.mtview.ca.us (Marshall Rose)
Date: Mon Jun 26 21:32:40 2006
Subject: [xml2rfc] Symbolic References
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> Is there any way of controlling what xml2rfc decides is a sensible  
> symbolic reference to use, without abandoning the bibxml library?

the problem is that person X's definition of reasonable rarely  
matches person Y's definition of reasonable. that's why the symbolic  
references are optimized to avoid collisions.

if you really care, download the references you use the most, change  
the symbolic name in them, and have your sources point to those  
copies...

/mtr