References that point nowhere (was Re: <a footnote="proposal">)

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 02:27:15 -0700


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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 02:27:15 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: References that point nowhere (was Re: <a footnote="proposal">)

At 5:14p +0200 10/17/96, Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no wrote:
>Chris.Lilley@sophia.inria.fr said:
>> Since this is to be an experimental (forward looking) rather than
>> existing practice (backward looking) document, the fact that
>> something is not in HTML 3.2 is not a problem.
>
>Right you are - but since RFCs are permanent once published, I really
>*hate* references that end up pointing nowhere, like current references
>to HTML 3.0 do - and Cougar and the current HTML 3.2 draft are just
>that, drafts.


Here's a radical idea:

Assign a "tracking number" to I-D's that STAY with it through version
updates and RFC attainment. The standards track does not have to be
as slippery as it currently is... c'est vrai, n'est-ce pas?


-Walter (in "database mode" these days...)

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