On Thu, 2005/04/07 (MDT), <blilly(_at_)erols(_dot_)com> wrote:
Draft section 8 states:
Furthermore, drafts containing PDF or Postscript format
must not be auto-posted until the Toolset can validate that their
content matches plain text format (R143/a).
That would seem to be unnecessary if PostScript/PDF are generated
automatically (by the Toolset) from the same source used to generate
The requirement is, of course, necessary (it does not depend on what the
Toolset does or does not; it is driven by IETF needs).
If text and PDF/PS formats are generated automatically (and correctly) by
the Toolset from the same source, then the Toolset effectively validates
that PDF/PS content matches plain text format.
In theory, there are probably other ways to validate, such as converting
submitted PDF/PS to plain text. Please note that I am not saying that
those theoretical ways are practical! It is quite possible that submitted
PS/PDF drafts will never be auto-validated and, hence, will never be
auto-posted. Is that a problem? I doubt (given the low number of PS/PDF
drafts). I do not want to optimize for a few corner cases. However, if
folks disagree, they can add more requirements to the Nth version of the
Please note that currently PS/PDF draft formats are not compared to plain
text format when posted by the Secretariat, and there is no requirement in
the Submission Toolset draft that the Secretariat must compare in the
future. This may change once folks start posting porn in PS/PDF format.
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