On 03/19/2010 01:49 AM, Tony Finch wrote:
Boggle. A major advantage of xml2rfc compared to HTML is that it does
the numbering for you, and you don't have to manually maintain cross
I don't have any problem editing the source in one window while viewing
the presentation document in another.
(I do. Short version: One window good, two good, three bad, and there's
already the email I'm answering and an editor.)
Let me restate your message in unkind terms: "A major advantage of
xml2rfc is that it handles the numbering for you. You handle the
numbering by opening an extra window." That's unkind phrasing, but
hopefully not bad enough to offend. If a tool handles something for me,
then I expect not to have to handle that same thing. In my opinion,
xml2rfc just changes that problem instead of solving it, and the changed
problem isn't noticeably better _for_me_.
It could be solved within xml2rfc, e.g. by having it edit the source and
record the number the number there. But xml2rfc doesn't do that now.
(That would also help with the other kind of cross references, "see 
section 4.2" when  is updated. The likelihood that 4.2 is renumbered
shrinks, since xml2rfc can warn when it happens.)
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