Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:
Lee pointed out that if your prose is poor, the diagrams really don't
My point is that if your prose is good, the diagrams _also_ really
don't matter much.
And this is a silly point in my opinion.
Most people can get a better idea of a solution when diagrams help them
to do so. People who can do without may be bright and valued in the
IETF, but we are writing specs for the outside world, not for us.
The IETF is probably the ONLY meaningful organisation in the world that
insists on using ascii-only specifications. Any rationalization of that
practise should try to explain why we are so exceptional before
embarking on specious arguments on the relative merits of writing specs
in morse code to improve design simplicity.
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