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RE: Is there a way in respec to hyperlink to external refs?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:41:02 -0700
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: Travis Leithead <Travis.Leithead@microsoft.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D1E2DDD6B73@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
Define a URN scheme for spec references. In a world where URNs work, the source format would be better than the destination.

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcos Caceres [mailto:w3c@marcosc.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:21 AM
To: Robin Berjon
Cc: Travis Leithead; Eliot Graff; spec-prod@w3.org
Subject: Re: Is there a way in respec to hyperlink to external refs?

On Wednesday, 29 August 2012 at 10:38, Robin Berjon wrote:

> 2) Scheme-based
> Just extend the current way of referring to definitions — which is simply <a>dfn-name</a> — with a magical scheme. So referring to a definition in another spec would just be <a href='spec:dom4'>Node</a> or <a href='spec:dom4#node'>the Node interface</a>. Yes, it violates WebArch. It's a source format, though, so I don't think that matters (send the Architecture Police!).

I like this one. Feels more natural than the other ones - and violating WebArch makes you feel like a standards-badass, which is a bonus!

Marcos Caceres

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