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Re: Reference to the HTML specification

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2011 18:54:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1109031852490.15282@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 29 Aug 2011, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> 
> But, the WHATWG HTML links to the editor's drafts and does not link to 
> the TR one. While documents on the REC-track should link to other 
> documents on the REC tracks, this doesn't apply to editor's draft, which 
> have no special status anyway. So, you can link to both versions in the 
> editor's draft if you prefer.

Well, the editor's drafts have one special status: they're the most 
correct drafts, unlike the TR/ drafts, which are often obsolete as soon as 
they're published (in the case of the HTML spec, they're obsolete _before_ 
they're published, since the publication process takes several days). So 
it's not entirely true that they have no special status.

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