I finally got around to reading draft-ietf-822ext-text-enriched-02.txt
and have some questions and comments:
The document does not explictly state that formatting commands are
The fact that the "verbatim" turns off interpretation of embedded
formatting commands significantly increases the complexity of parsers.
While text/richtext has one special state (comment), text/enriched has
two, with the param state having to watch out for <verbatim>. I can
see of no benefit of the turn-off-interpretation directive, what was
the reason for it?
The statement about the UNIX newline convention assumption is
nonsensical--it is up to the C language's stdio library to deal with
The sample parser botches the following stream:
What is the purpose of the line of code:
at the end of the sample parser? It does not appear to correspond to
any part of the text/enriched specification.
_.John G. Myers Internet: jgm+(_at_)CMU(_dot_)EDU