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Re: Putting version control changelog links in spec

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:47:23 -0800
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c-css-wg <w3c-css-wg@w3.org>, "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130213224723.GA10061@crum.dbaron.org>
On Wednesday 2013-02-13 14:05 -0800, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 1:44 PM, L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org> wrote:
> > One piece of feedback I got, in
> > https://twitter.com/SimeVidas/status/301524101674192897 , was that
> > it was great to see a ChangeLog in a spec.  (This is linked from a
> > well-hidden part of
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css3-transitions-20130212/#status but
> > was also more prominent in
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Feb/0330.html .
> >
> > (Amusingly enough, I actually realized I should update it before
> > publishing; typically only the Apple folks update the ChangeLog
> > file; I'd much rather not have a ChangeLog file since they just
> > duplicate what's in the version control system and increase the
> > chance of getting it wrong.)
> >
> >
> > I think that we should perhaps make it a practice to link from the
> > spec to its history in version control.  In other words, we could
> > link from the transitions spec to either:
> > https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/csswg/log/tip/css3-transitions/Overview.src.html
> > or to the revision-specific version of it.  We could do this in a
> > parenthetical after the Editor's draft link in the header, or
> > further down (in the status of this document section, or in a
> > changes section).
> >
> > Thoughts?
> 
> I'm fine with it as long as it doesn't take up too much space.  I
> think a new <dt> would be too much, but after the ED link sounds fine.

I added it to:
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-animations/
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-transitions/
and if others think that's reasonable ("(<a>change log</a>)" after
the Editor's draft link), I can also add it to
http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-module/

-David

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