[cabfpub] Call for agenda items for call on April 28th

Richard Barnes rbarnes at mozilla.com
Mon Apr 25 20:34:02 UTC 2016

Also, FWIW, I would totally support making the Github repo authoritative.

On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 4:33 PM, Richard Barnes <rbarnes at mozilla.com> wrote:

> I find that the Markdown flavor of the BRs is useful for this sort of
> thing.
> https://github.com/cabforum/documents/blob/master/docs/BR.md
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Alex Wight (awight) <awight at cisco.com>
> wrote:
>> *[Resending w/o opaque-signed S/MIME]*
>> Hi Dean et. al,
>>   I'd like to address a formatting issue I've run into several times
>> while attempting to search for something within the Baseline Requirements
>> or copying+pasting from the document.
>>   In the Baseline Requirements PDF document, unnecessary whitespace such
>> as a tab character is introduced such that a couple of problems arise:
>> 1) Searching for certain terms within the document becomes extremely
>> difficult and tedious. For example, I was searching for the exact verbiage
>> around an "Internal Name" and I typed "Internal" into the search box which
>> yielded 25 results. Appending a space character narrowed the results down
>> to 8, yet none of them were Internal Name. Appending an "N" reduced the
>> results to zero. Only after manually scrolling to the definitions and
>> hunting down the line for Internal Name did I copy and paste it into the
>> search field to see what was happening. If one searches for "Internal Name"
>> (there's two tab characters between the words there) results in only the
>> one instance of this in the definitions section but it doesn't find the
>> instance within the doc that makes use of the term. To find that, one has
>> to search for "Internal Name" (only one tab between the words this time),
>> which produces the results I was initially seeking.
>> 2) Copying and pasting to quote verbiage becomes a formatting nightmare
>> too. For example, when copying and pasting the text from section,
>> one gets this (no modification on my part): "*f. extKeyUsage (required) *
>> *Either the value id‐kp‐serverAuth [RFC5280] or id‐kp‐clientAuth
>> [RFC5280] or both values MUST be present. *
>> *id‐kp‐emailProtection [RFC5280] MAY be present. Other values SHOULD NOT
>> be present. *"
>> This snippet contains 25 tab characters (!) which, needless to say, makes
>> beautifying this text an exercise in tedium when conveying it outside of
>> its original PDF format.
>> Anyway, I'm not sure it needs to take up any time on the call, but it's
>> an administrative item that I feel needs addressing somehow.
>> Thanks,
>> -Alex Wight
>> From: <public-bounces at cabforum.org> on behalf of "
>> dean_coclin at symantec.com" <Dean_Coclin at symantec.com>
>> Date: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 1:19 PM
>> To: CABFPub <public at cabforum.org>
>> Subject: [cabfpub] Call for agenda items for call on April 28th
>> If you have any agenda items for this week’s call, please send to me
>> today.
>> Thanks
>> Dean
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