John C Klensin wrote:
My hope is that we can discuss and figure out whether
the community likes and will accept the general idea.
What *is* the general idea ? If it's "attaching" one
or more figures / images to an RFC I'm fine with it.
Technical detail, for some years we could still stay
within the limits of 8+3 like so:
rfc5555.txt, rfc555a.svg, rfc5555b.gif, rfc5555d.png
The a..z (26 figures) is not a hard limit, aa..az etc.
is in theory possible (but not more 8+3).
Your proposal rfc5555.img.pdf gets the conflict with
8+3 now. And it makes it hard to address individual
figures within this proprietary container format.
It's not impossible, the application/pdf RFC explains
how fragments can address parts of a PDF, but I think
it's rarely used.
As soon as you have "more than one" part you can as
well go for the real thing, each figure in a part,
skip the ugly container. Or pick SWF instead of PDF,
I'd like it better. What about ordinary TGZs if you
insist on a container format ?
"Anything PDF" is a serious showstopper from my POV.
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