My personal feeling is that graphics with too much
complexity to capture in ASCII-art is trying to describe
too much complexity in one picture and should thus be simplified.
Or are using many words to replace the graphic - perhaps with
less precision and greater probability of error?
Let me ask a question that has been puzzling me for some time:
I am going to assert that the people that go to the various
SDO are all of approximately the same ability - indeed many
IETFers go to more than one SDO, so there is a sort of existance
I am going to also assert that the work of most of these SDOs
is of equivalent sophistication and complexity.
What is unique about the work of the IETF that it does not
need graphics to produce precision specifications when the
other SDOs do?
Experience from documents produced by other SDOs is one reason
why I find the IETF document format rather outstanding. It
forces us to do better specifications which can be easily
read by anyone, at any time, in any environment.
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