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TR references checker

From: Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 11:12:44 +0200
To: spec-prod@w3.org
Message-Id: <1090401164.4569.1457.camel@stratustier>
Hello spec-prod,

I've put on-line a 1st release of a tool allowing to check that links to
dated TR documents are still up to date:
http://www.w3.org/2004/07/references-checker-ui
see e.g. the results on an old Rec (DOM Level 2):
"""
The following references were found in this document, and point to an
outdate version of a W3C Technical Report:
    * Potential outdated ref: Character
      Model for the World Wide Web
    * Potential outdated ref: HTML 4.0
      Specification
    * Potential outdated ref: Extensible Markup
      Language (XML) 1.0
"""
http://www.w3.org/2000/06/webdata/xslt?xslfile=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2004%2F07%2Freferences-checker&xmlfile=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.w3.org%2Fcgi-bin%2Ftidy-if%3FdocAddr%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.w3.org%252FTR%252F2000%252FREC-DOM-Level-2-Core-20001113%252Freferences.html

The tools has some limitations to the links it checks, and has probably
room for improvements (suggestions welcome); its likely most useful use
case would be Proposed Edited Recommendations, who are likely to have
old references, but it may also be applied usefully to any other
document (TR or not).

I've linked it from the W3C Editors page [1], nearby the related
bibliography extractor [2].

As always, the tool relies on an XSLT [3], and the TR in RDF data [4];
more on this topic on my blog [5].

Dom

1. http://www.w3.org/2003/Editors/#tools
2. http://www.w3.org/2002/01/tr-automation/tr-biblio-ui
3. http://www.w3.org/2004/07/references-checker.xsl
4. http://www.w3.org/2002/01/tr-automation/tr.rdf
5.
http://people.w3.org/~dom/archives/2004/07/technical-reports-references-checker/
-- 
Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux - http://www.w3.org/People/Dom/
W3C/ERCIM
mailto:dom@w3.org


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