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Re: Outdated references to HTML/XHTML specifications in css-style-attr and css3-color

From: Tantek Celik <tantek@cs.stanford.edu>
Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 04:01:49 -0800
To: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1228242509-242300519@psdbay.com>
Masayasu-san,

Much thanks for your corrections.

Apologies for the outdated reference to XHTMLMOD.  The referring document
entered the W3C publication queue before XHTML went to PR, but ended up
being published afterwards.  I am not sure how to avoid that problem.

Thanks,

Tantek


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>From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
>To: www-style@w3.org
>Subject: Outdated references to HTML/XHTML specifications in  css-style-attr
and css3-color
>Date: Tue, Mar 6, 2001, 3:32 AM
>

> 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 [XHTMLMOD] [3] are out of date.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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