[XML-SIG] Proposal: PEP-like Approach for pyXML
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Mon, 20 Nov 2000 01:10:31 -0500 (EST)
Thomas B. Passin writes:
> they say, to RFCs. I'd like to suggest that pyXML start
> using some less formal version. Perhaps XRFCs (XML RFC)? I
> Once an issue were closed out, that XRFC would be frozen,
> just as RFCs are. The PEP distinction of action vs
> informational PEPs might work out very well.
I think this is a good idea. I'd propose that a separate "product"
(to use SourceForge terminology) be created parallel to the "xml"
directory in CVS.
> We could try out the process by making the first XRFC cover
> the topic of XRFC procedures. Some issues are who keeps an
> XRFC up-to-date, what should be included, and who votes on
> PEPs are supposed to be written in some kind of structured
> text, which is programatically converted to HTML. Should we
> take this as a challenge to do the same in XML for XRFCs?
These should definately be XML documents. There's already a DTD for
IETF RFCs, and tools to perform the conversions to HTML and text;
perhaps we could use that DTD and XSLT to perform the conversions (the
existing tools are probably not in Python ;).
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
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