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Re: Resources updates in Lang Decl BP doc

From: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2006 11:53:44 +0900
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To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "GEO" <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>

At 04:32 06/07/04, Richard Ishida wrote:
>This has to rate as one of the worst parts of writing these docs, but after 
>a long slog, I think I've finished doing the references for 
>apart from one thing - I'm inclined to remove the [XXX] things at the 
>beginning of references,eg. [CSS2.1]. I'm not clear what benefit they add, 
>and it makes it harder to get to the real meat. Any thoughts?

The way you are using these indeed doesn't make sense. These are for
mentioning in the text (as [xxx] only), and then in the reference
list using xxx as a label to find the right entry.

As a separate issue, please update
The matching draft has passed IETF Last Call and is now going
through the IESG approval process. It doesn't make sense to
create such a redirection page if you don't keep it up to date :-(.
The current version of the draft is -15.

Also, the filename of that page and title are confusing.
The title is "Internet-Draft: BCP 47". This is almost a
contradition, and quite temporary. It would be better to
have a page for BCP 47, and describe the current state.

Also, the text "Latest Version" should be taken away
from the IANA registry. This is a living document, not
a frozen one, so "Latest Version" is confusing. There are
no other versions. It would be similar to writing
Latest Version: Today's weather.

Regards,    Martin.

>Also, I added a line to the bottom of each resources box that points to the 
>techniques index, for people to get up to date resource pointers after the 
>document has been published and ignored for a while - this was a 
>longstanding action on me.
>Let's discuss the question above and any other things you want to raise on 
>Richard Ishida
>Internationalization Lead
>W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

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