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Re: Proposed W3C Spec Conventions

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:04:58 +0000 (UTC)
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Spec Prod <spec-prod@w3.org>, Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1002212303010.20980@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 21 Feb 2010, Doug Schepers wrote:
> I started writing this up in the spec conventions document, but stalled 
> when I tried to provide a rationale for using these codes.  I like the 
> idea of using @title, but aren't these values a bit cryptic for the 
> final output?
> For the authoring syntax, these may be short and convenient, but there 
> doesn't seem to much utility in presenting that to authors... couldn't 
> the processing script expand that into something a bit more... decoded?

The intent is to switch to data-xref="" or something instead of title="" 
at some point, though that hasn't been a high priority. (Not sure if 
Anolis supports this yet.)

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