Handling Long Lines in Artwork in Internet-Drafts and RFCs

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for netmod WG)
Authors Kent Watsen  , Qin Wu  , Adrian Farrel  , Benoît Claise 
Last updated 2018-10-18 (latest revision 2018-10-16)
Replaces draft-wu-netmod-yang-xml-doc-conventions
Replaced by RFC 8792
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
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Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-netmod-artwork-folding
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This document introduces a simple and yet time-proven strategy for handling long lines in artwork in drafts using a backslash ('\') character where line-folding has occurred. The strategy works on any text based artwork, but is primarily intended for sample text and formatted examples and code, rather than for graphical artwork. The approach produces consistent results regardless of the content and uses a per-artwork header. The strategy is both self-documenting and enables automated reconstitution of the original artwork.


Kent Watsen (kwatsen@juniper.net)
Qin Wu (bill.wu@huawei.com)
Adrian Farrel (afarrel@juniper.net)
Benoît Claise (bclaise@cisco.com)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)