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

From: Jim Melton <jim.melton@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:55:43 -0700
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>,Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, chairs@w3.org,"spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1RaxrQ-00018V-JR@in02.mta.xmission.com>
Marcos,

It is not always the case that the "latest published version" of a 
referenced document is intended.  There are situations in which a 
specific, dated reference is required, because the document 
containing the references was written with respect to a specific, 
dated version of some referenced document.  Furthermore, the editors 
of documents sometimes change from publication to publication, 
although that is perhaps relevant only if specific, dated versions 
are required.

Hope this helps,
    Jim

At 12/14/2011 01:10 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
>On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Bert Bos wrote:
> >
> > How about this:
> >
> > https://www.w3.org/Style/Group/css3-src/biblio.xml
>Now we are cooking!
>
>Only problem, for me, is that the references point to the dates 
>version of specs. Preferably, they should point to the latest 
>published version.
>
>So, instead of:
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-2dcontext-20110525/
>
>What should be there is:
>http://www.w3.org/TR/2dcontext/
>
>The use case are:
>   1. avoiding pointing to a stale version (and if your document 
> goes stale, the references don't!).
>   2. Matching on the short name as an id (in case I don't want to 
> use your ID system, which is the <label> element).
>
>Also, what would be great is to include the Editor's draft, if one 
>is available.

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