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Re: Reverting symlinks to Recommendations

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:47:12 +0100
Message-Id: <200910191547.n9JFlCdt028672@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: ij@w3.org
Cc: chairs@w3.org, spec-prod@w3.org


I think it's right that existing RECs stay as they are, and that going
forward we don't add text (eg sidebars and search links) to recs after
they have been finalised by the appropriate WG, but it would certainly
be possible (if that's what was wanted) to come up with a styling for
future rec track documents more in tune with the new design.

A tool that massages the "final form" html document is never going to be
workable in practice, too many working groups produce their documents in
multiple forms (html, xhtml, single file, multiple file, diff-marked etc)
often by having modified xmlspec based workflows for each document
variant. What's needed is to modify those workflows; not to add a further
transformation stage to just one of the formats.

If there was a specification for new style front matter, and for heading
colours and sizes and image usage eg white w3c on blue rather than blue
on white) or any other stylistic elements, and a version of the pubrules
checker that could work with new style documents, I'd certainly be
prepared to modify the mathmlspec/xmlspec stylesheets to produce
something that would match a new TR style specification, and probably
most other groups using variants of xmlspec markup could do something


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