Re: [xml2rfc] HTMLized format has changed!

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Tue, 02 February 2021 00:24 UTC

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On 2021-02-02, at 00:35, Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
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> I notice today that HTMLized format has degraded from what it used to be. (I noticed this with https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8866.) I haven't extensively studied it, but what I notice is that the TOC is no longer hot linked to the corresponding sections of the text.

The TOC detector of the HTMLizer was killed by removing the page numbers from V3 .TXT RFCs.  So you will see this from RFC8650 onward.

> Is this an accident? Can it please be fixed?

It is a “small matter of programming” :-)
But there is the cognitive dissonance of fixing an htmlizer when V3 has such a wonderful .HTML output.

Grüße, Carsten