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Outdated references to HTML/XHTML specifications in css-style-attr and css3-color

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 20:32:57 +0900
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010306203257A.mimasa@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Hello,

In ``6. References'' [1] of ``Syntax of CSS rules in HTML's "style"
attribute'' published on 5 March 2001, references to [HTML40] [2] and
[XHTMLMOD] [3] are out of date.  The same applies to a reference to
[HTML40] [4] in ``CSS3 module: Color'' published on the same day.

In css-style-attr, the following [2]:

    [HTML40]
        Raggett, D.; Le Hors, A.; Jacobs, I.. HTML 4.0 Specification. 8
        July 1997. W3C Recommendation. URL:
        http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40

should be

    [HTML40]
        Raggett, D.; Le Hors, A.; Jacobs, I.. HTML 4.0 Specification. 18
        December 1997, revised on 24 April 1998. W3C Recommendation.
        URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-html40-19980424
        The latest version of the HTML 4 Specification can be found at:
        http://www.w3.org/TR/html4

or something like that.  Unfortunately if you want to specifically refer
to HTML 4.0, the latest version URI <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40>
doesn't work anymore - that URI now points to the HTML 4.01 Specification,
for better or worse.  I guess the intention of referring to HTML 4.0
instead of HTML 4.01 or HTML 4 is to emphasize the historial fact that
the "style" attribute was first introduced in HTML 4.0, but it would be
good to also mention the latest version of the HTML 4 series.  Or, you
may simply refer to HTML 4, if the distinction between HTML 4.0 and
HTML 4.01 is not important for this specification.

In the case of a reference to [HTML40] [4] in css3-color, I don't really 
see the need for referring to HTML 4.0 instead of HTML 4.01 or HTML 4.
Actually ``4.1. [HTML4] color keywords'' [5] mentions [HTML4], but
[HTML4] is missing in the references section.  I would suggest to simply
refer to [HTML4] throughout this specification.

As for [XHTMLMOD] [3], the following:

    [XHTMLMOD]
        Modularization of XHTML(TM). 2000. W3C Candidate
        Recommendation. URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization

should be

    [XHTMLMOD]
        Modularization of XHTML(TM). 2001. W3C Proposed
        Recommendation. URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-modularization


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css-style-attr-20010305#references
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css-style-attr-20010305#HTML40
[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css-style-attr-20010305#XHTMLMOD
[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-color-20010305#HTML40
[5] http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-css3-color-20010305#html4

Regards,
-- 
Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
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