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Re: Auto-generated Bibliographies

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: 16 Jun 2003 08:04:37 -0400
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Joseph Reagle <reagle@w3.org>, spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <1055765077.2578.29.camel@seabright>

On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 06:10, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org> writes:
> 
> > On Mon, 2003-06-16 at 11:26, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> > > Any chance of getting a stable ID on each of the entries in that
> > > document?  Then I'll put together a two - stage XML Pipeline (XInclude
> > > plus XSLT) which will give everybody exactly what they want.
> > 
> > I'm not sure what you mean by stable... You have different keys that you
> > can use depending on what you need, but that may or may not be as stable
> > as you would wish:
> > * the rdf:about attribute for each document allows to retrieve the
> > information on a specific version of a document; but it disappears as
> > soon as a new version is published
> 
> I _think_ that's not what we want -- if you look at the normative
> references sections of most of our RECs, they refer to _dated_
> versions of other RECs.

When I refer to a stable Rec, I use the dated version. When
I refer to a document that's not yet a Rec, I refer to the
dated version of the latest draft AND include a "latest version"
link as well.

 - Ian

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