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Re: suggested style for links out of a tech report

From: Dan Rosen <dr@netscape.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 13:27:52 -0800
Message-ID: <3A539958.60401@netscape.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
CC: www-xml-query-comments@w3.org, ij@w3.org, lesch@w3.org, spec-prod@w3.org
Strange that you should mention this -- I was just scouting around for 
this information yesterday. I came across the MLA's sanctioned style, 
which seems reasonable enough:

http://www.mla.org/www_mla_org/style/style_main.asp?level=2&mode=page&page=1&link=sty72800121438&section=sty51800124510

If this URL irks you, you can find this page at http://www.mla.org by 
clicking through the "MLA Style" section to the FAQs.

dr

Dan Connolly wrote:

> I just ran across some links in...
> 
> [[[
> 2.1.2 Schema Types
> 
>         Nodes contain values that are instances of schema types.
>         The following symbols denote schema types: 
>              T ranges over _XML schema types_, which are either
>              simple or complex. 
> ]]]
> 
> --        XML Query Data Model
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-query-datamodel-20000511/
> Thu, 11 May 2000 18:56:19 GMT
> 
> I was suprised when the _XML schema types_ link took me to a
> different spec altogether, rather than some other section
> of this spec.
> 
> My experience developing specs leads me to recommend...
> 
> [[[
> When linking from the middle of the document to an external
> resource:
> 
>   1.Ensure that the link text, title, and context indicate you are
>      leaving the document, and 
>   2.After the link, link to the reference in the references section,
>      and indicate section, page, or whatever is useful for those who
>      don't use the link (e.g,. when printed). 
> 
> Thus, for example: ... as is done for the 'page' property of
> CSS2 ([CSS2], section 13.3.2.).
> ]]]
> 
> --        How to Release W3C Technical Report
> http://www.w3.org/Guide/Reports#references
> Mon, 30 Oct 2000 05:09:50 GMT
> 
> Ian, I think that stuff about references should be moved to a
> separate document... a public one. 30 points if you beat me to it.
> 
> Ian, Susan, see also our earlier discussion of things to check
> w.r.t references
> 
> URI citation incorrectly listed as non-normative Dan
>      Connolly (Mon, Dec 18 2000) 
>          Re: URI citation incorrectly listed as non-normative
>          Ian Jacobs (Tue, Dec 26 2000) 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/xml-editor/2000OctDec/0151.html
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