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Re: Proposed W3C Spec Conventions

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 14:07:03 -0500
Message-ID: <4B7C3E57.1000803@w3.org>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: Spec Prod <spec-prod@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Hi, Anne-

Anne van Kesteren wrote (on 2/17/10 4:02 AM):
> On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:51:59 +0100, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>> The new home of the Proposed Spec Conventions is here:
>> http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/spec-conventions.html
>
> This looks really cool!

Thanks!


> Though some of these rules seem incompatible
> with the CSS pre-processor / Anolis conventions.

I did take specific feedback from several CSS WG folks, but if you have 
other examples of incompatibilities, I am open to changing them.


> For terms we use <dfn> but we use the title attribute as well to provide
> detail, more or less per these rules:
>
> http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20100204#l-529

Is this all of them?
[[
dom-InterfaceName-attributeOrMethodName
event-eventname
elementname
attr-elementname-attributename
dom-elementname-attributeOrMethodName
concept-word
InterfaceName
]]

What's the example usage here?  Like, for @bar of <foo>, is this right?

  <a href="#foo-element" title="foo"><code class="element">foo</code></a>
  <a href="#bar-attribute" title="attr-foo-bar><code 
class="attr">bar</code></a>

Seems reasonable to me, if a bit terse.


> If everyone followed those rules we could have cross-references between
> all specifications when that feature is implemented a little better.

I'm all for that.


> I suppose we can also alter those rules a little if people prefer a
> different style.

Now that we have people talking about it, let's decide what changes 
would need to be made, to either the spec-conventions doc, to ReSpec, or 
to CSS pre-processor / Anolis.

I will change DOM3 Events to conform to whatever we decide.

Regards-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Team Contact, SVG and WebApps WGs
Received on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 19:07:06 GMT

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