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Control the aesthetics and improve the navigability of HTML IETF RFC documents. Optional automatic redirects from TXT docs.

Image from store RFCRestyle
Description from store This extension will be initiated when viewing a selection of ietf.org and rfc-editor.org pages. Although its primary purpose is to restyle HTML RFCs in accordance with the user's preferences, it will also: • Read HTML RFC pages and, from what it finds, create a Table of Contents (ToC) containing links to all page sections and place it in a fixed position at the top-right corner of the window. It's accessible by click, tap or the accesskey "T". • Unearths a color coded legend present in all HTML RFC pages to make it more accessible by the addition of some new HTML, styling, and scripting. Its accesskey is "L" and can also be accessed with a click or tap. • Optionally (disabled by default) automatically redirect from plain text RFCs to their HTML versions. The restyling is mostly color oriented but includes: • Optional (enabled by default) hiding of chunks of white space and "page separators" featured as headers and footers when printing the documents. • An adjustable (from none to shampooed-and-blow-dried-puppy) fuzzy border around the text content to reduce tunnel vision when reading long documents. OPTIONS: • Left clicking the RFCRestyle extension icon will usher forth the options pop-up. This pop-up includes all the controls for setting the options using native Chrome form inputs. Changes to the options are saved automatically. • Up to 5 separate, fully customisable profiles, each with its own unique settings, may be stored for immediate access. The last used profile will be used when next visiting an RFC or Draft. Changes made to the settings of one profile will not affect the settings in other profiles. • Settings can be optionally (disabled by default) set to "sync" across all instances of Chrome the user is logged in to (if the user also has Chrome's sync enabled). Unlike all other settings, this is a global option that affects every profile; it's all-or-nothing! When unchecking the option, synced data will be cleared but the henceforth unsynchronised profiles will remain stored on the local machines previously synced. · Learn more about Chrome sync: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/165139 ACCESSIBILITY: • All aspects of the extension have been built with accessibility in mind, and no features should be hard to use for anyone. Keyboard and mouse access has been well tested but touch screen access hasn't (although it should be fine). • accesskey access for the ToC and Legend ("T" and "L") is dependant on operating system. On Linux and Windows "alt+<key>" and on Mac "control+option+<key>" or "control+option+shift+<key>" should work. The implementation is in accordance with web standards, so however you normally access web-app functionality via accesskeys will be how to access the ToC and Legend on RFCs while using this extension. For more info please see: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Global_attributes/accesskey NOTE REGARDING PRINTING: • Due to the multiple changes made to the styling and structure of the affected documents; before printing any document, uncheck the "Restyle" option to temporarily revert to the document's default state, then re-enable the option when finished. PRIVACY: • This extension does not collect or process any personal data or communicate its activity with any external application. Settings are stored locally or optionally synced. If the option to sync the settings to all instances of Chrome the user is logged in to is checked, the settings will be shared with other devices where the user has Chrome's sync enabled, opens Chrome and logs in to their account. OPEN SOURCE & COPYLEFT LICENSED: • The entire GNU GPL v3.0 licensed extension code and other files can be found on GitHub at https://github.com/FredGandt/RFCRestyle • Change-Log from June 8, 2013 available at GitHub

Latest reviews

  • (2022-05-29) wenbin wei: 超棒
  • (2021-05-24) Nadzeya Hutsko: Great extension! Thank you so much for your work!
  • (2021-05-16) Sinan Emre Kutlu: Great! But "Table of content" section doesn't work. (checked on RFC854)
  • (2021-05-14) Mustapha Hadid: Great extension, but doesn't work anymore!
  • (2021-01-08) Alex Lei: 优秀的RFC格式化工具,添加浮动目录的功能很好用
  • (2020-06-25) Madhu Gururajen: Brilliant tool to make reading RFCs painless!
  • (2019-06-08) Kia Panahi Rad: Nice minimal tool. Good job 👍
  • (2019-05-06) Xuan k: It's so great
  • (2018-09-15) Rahul Sundaresan: Does a great job in making RFCs more readable
  • (2018-07-13) Rick Bowen: Exactly what I was looking for. Works perfectly, very easy to use out of the box. Thank you!!
  • (2017-09-12) Grey Li: Thanks!
  • (2017-06-02) Micah Lyle: Awesome thanks!!
  • (2016-10-16) ruben klink: Makes it much easier to read RFC's, just plain simple.
  • (2015-11-05) Thanks. I want to change the background color, is that possible?
  • (2015-02-10) Bouni: I would like to be able to modify the CSS to my personal needs. Is that possible? I don't like that it just uses the center 50% of my screen but with some modification definitely a great extension!
  • (2015-01-21) Sakthi Kumar Chandrabose: reading RFC turns cool :P
  • (2014-05-06) Mike Sergio: A very nice way to read what otherwise would be hard to quickly parse by eye. One request, is it possible to add an option to remove the header and footers (gray spans) on each page? That way, it looks like your reading something that was meant for web rather than to be published on paper?
  • (2014-04-24) Ted Feng: Great extension.
  • (2014-01-22) Alek Ratzloff: Very nice way to prettify RFC. Keep up the good work.

Latest issues

  • (2021-05-13, v:3.0.3) Nadzeya Hutsko: Datatracker support
    The extension doesn't work with datatracker.ietf.org Please, fix it, cause now tools.ietf.org redirects to datatracker.ietf.org
  • (2020-08-28, v:2.30) 徐络溟: Catalog
    Could always show the catalog?
  • (2020-06-04, v:2.30) Hassan Kibiti: RFCRestyle extension chrome android
    How do I access RFCRestyle extension on chrome android?
  • (2020-03-28, v:2.30) ebrahim torky: ابي احمل تطبيق النسخ والطباعه
    ابي اتعلم
  • (2019-02-20, v:2.2) Sakthi Kumar Chandrabose: extension not working anymore
    Hi, have been using this extension for more than 4 years now but now the extension has stopped working it is not re-aligning the rfc anymore. Can you please check.I tried uninstalling & reinstalling the extension clear the cache of the browser. Google chrome version - Version 72.0.3626.109 (Official Build) (64-bit) RFCRestyle version - 2.2. Please let me know if you need anymore issue for debugging. Thanks!
  • (2019-02-16, v:2.2) Rahul Sundaresan: The extention does not navigate properly to a html page fragment
    Hello, When you visit a fragment of the RFC (section 4.6.2 in this case), https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4861#section-4.6.2, the extension takes you to a different part of the document. Chrome takes you to the correct fragment when not in restyle mode Thanks for the great extension
  • (2019-02-13, v:2.2) Izzy LeBlanc: Question on how the extension is used.
    Hello. I just downloaded the extension and was wondering if there is anything I need to do to use the extension. It doesn't automatically restyle the rfcs I tested it on (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5234, https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8341), so I was wondering if there is anything I need to click or press to activate it. Clicking on the extension icon shows a menu with everything unchecked and the colors are all black. Clicking any of the checkboxes including 'restyle' doesn't do anything either, and they will all be unchecked and colors reverted to black once the close button is clicked on. Thank you in advance.
  • (2018-11-07, v: tuesday salami: Display problem This pop-up
    Display problem This pop-up includes all the controls for setting
  • (2018-09-15, v: Rahul Sundaresan: RFCRestyle for IETF BCP
    Hi dev, The best current practices series of documents in the IETF have a similar format as RFC. They are not restyled and the option is greyed out. Example: https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp14 https://tools.ietf.org/html/bcp13 Thanks for the great extension
  • (2018-07-17, v: RFC 2119 is not restyled
    https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2119.txt is not restyled for some reason. Reinstalling the extension didn't help.
  • (2018-06-27, v: Sakthi Kumar Chandrabose: restyler for 3gpp
    thanks a lot for this awesome plugin have been using it for the past few years and it is ONE of a kind. Lightweight & feature rich. Mean while I am wondering if you can do such restyler for 3gpp related documents. http://www.3gpp.org/
  • (2018-06-01, v: Rahul Sundaresan: Hovering introduction for linked RFCs
    Whenever RFCs refer to another RFCs, could a hovering tooltip be added to display the Introduction of the linked RFC? Kind of like what wikipedia does when you hover over a wikipedia link in a wiki article
  • (2018-01-23, v: Pines Chan: open source
    hi, thanks for the awesome extension. Do you have ever consider that open the source and make more users take part in this project?
  • (2017-08-09, v: Kim Hermansson: Opening and closing tags not escaped after formatting
    When loading an RFC with "Restyle on page load?" activated there seem to be a problem related to content formatted as "<..>". After formatting Chrome will interpret that text as HTML elements and they will not be visible. SIP examples in RFCs loses alot of visual header information this way and you are required to either view the text version of the RFC or the source of the HTML. Example: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3325#section-10 The INVITE message (F1) has an empty "To" header (which is really bad in SIP terms). I did not have this issue before. Thanks
  • (2015-01-21, v: Sakthi Kumar Chandrabose: your todo list
    In the "Redirect to HTML option" you have replied back saying you have a big TODO list can I know what are all the features in your list. I could implement few for you...


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4.8 (25 votes)
Last update / version
2022-04-26 / 3.6.1
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