[ncc-services-wg] Pre-PDP discussion: "All RIPE documents should be plain text"
Alex Le Heux aleheux at kobo.com
Fri Mar 15 23:01:07 CET 2013
Hi, > The canonical and binding format of all documents is plain text in > UTF-8 encoding. > If a document can not reasonably be stored as plain text, > PDF/A-1a will be used. > If any document exists in both plain text and PDF/A-1a, plain text is binding. > Any other form is considered non-binding as soon as a plain text or > PDF/A-1a variant exist. > All legacy documents which are still valid or relevant to current > policies will be transformed within a year of this proposal becoming > policy. > > > The reasoning behind this should be obvious: Ensure that all documents > will be in the most simple-to-parse format now and forever. For policy documents: +1 Other RIPE documents may be graphics-heavy, although most probably won't be. It would be good to have a provision for non-policy documents that just can't be represented in plain text. Alex