on 2006-06-15 19:52 Joel M. Halpern said the following:
I would also observe that there is significant evidence that there is
not a real problem here.
It seems to me that if there was a real problem with the graphics,
that folks would be publishing RFCs with PS or PDF forms, even if
those were not normative.
For the thousand RFCs starting with RFC 3000, there are 4 PS and 4
PDF documents. In total, assuming that those are for different
documents, that is still less than 1% if those RFCs published in that
I know some folks are vocal that there is a problem.
But, the evidence suggests otherwise.
Oh, *good* point.
In contrast, the evidence suggested for judging the experiment is
going to be very limited, very subjective, and heavily influenced by
the fact that the target are folks who are presumably particularly
interested in a positive outcome.
This experiment is a bad idea.
I am sorry that this is not "constructive" input. But sometimes the
right answer is "no."
We already have provision for people to publish pretty pictures when
they think that is helpful.
If lots of folks do that, and if we conclude that those PDFs are more
useful than the text documents, then we would have something to discuss.
Agreed. Thinking some more about this, the lack of inter-document
links seem to be a complaint that I hear much more often than the
lack of good graphics support.
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