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Re: cite attribute's limitations (was: kelvSYC's Thoughts on the new XHTML Draft)

From: Jens Meiert <jens.meiert@erde3.com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 08:32:18 +0200 (MEST)
To: fantasai <fantasai@escape.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <11422.1053325938@www1.gmx.net>

Finally, I guess there is no all-in solution for everything, some incrisions
must always be accepted. -- Sure, you cannot refer to each book ever
published (by one standardized way), but then alternatives have to be established.
Think about using ISBN and otherwise adopting maybe some (numerated) register
entries of a accredited book catalog (whose provider had the same problem).

 Jens Meiert.

> Jens Meiert wrote:
> >>I have a book here without an ISBN. What's your suggestion for that?
> > 
> > Normally each book has an ISBN.
> Books published before ISBN was created don't. A lot of research papers
> and reports also don't. I also can't refer you to the Introduction if
> I can only give you the ISBN.
> > If you reference to sources that do not have any standardized origin,
> > you cannot use the cite attribute,
> The question is then, what /do/ I use?
> > or you have to reference alternatively, e.g. by linking to an URL
> > where you found the book.
> Not sure what you mean by this. I found the book in the library.
> ~fantasai, who thinks there should be a simple, human-readable format
>             for attributions (which can be backed by a URI if available)

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