On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 8:06 PM elf <xxxxxx@ephemeral.net> wrote:
This may be a stupid suggestion, but perhaps it would be easier to write the srfis in a specialised markup format, and then generate both the docs and html/xhtml from that? 

It's not a stupid suggestion at all.  However, I (the editor) am very nervous about making any fundamental changes to the process that has served for twenty years, and HTML has been a requirement from the beginning.  More practically, I'm sensitive to any proposal that adds work for authors or that might send us down a rat hole arguing about exactly the right formatting language.  That could turn away authors who might otherwise be willing to contribute great SRFIs.

It's a really delicate technical-social balance.