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Re: References Re: What are the requirements/problems? Re: Working on New Styles for W3C Specifications

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:48:11 +0100
Message-ID: <4EE7498B.7080106@gmx.de>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
CC: duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>, "chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
On 2011-12-13 13:46, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> ...
>> With the proper document source format, you can automate up-to-date
>> changes, at least for W3C and IETF specs.
>
> Certainly, but someone has to create such a tool and provide the references in a useable format. Last I checked, the W3C did provide all the references in some weird and obscure format (RDF), though looking at /TR/ right now, there is not even a link there anymore to the RDF file. Much more helpful would be JSON or plain XML so it can actually be parsed easily by off the shelf tools like Node.js and JQuery.
> ...

I'm using tr.rdf, and, although it's not as pretty as a custom format 
might be, it works for me 
(<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc2629xslt/rfc2629xslt.html#checking-references>).

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 13 December 2011 12:48:53 GMT

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