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Re: [css3-reader] Editorial suggestions

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2004 00:50:40 -0700
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <CF11D2EE-E9D8-11D8-A551-000502CB1B77@stickdog.com>

Bert Bos wrote to <mailto:www-style@w3.org> on 6 August 2004 in "Re:  
[css3-reader] Editorial suggestions"  
(<mid:16659.51183.100556.778059@lanalana.inria.fr>):

> Etan Wexler writes:
>
>> The draft suffers from the URI-in-your-face idiom described by Susan  
>> Lesch in the W3C Manual of Style  
>> (<http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#ref-section>). The suffering is  
>> worst in the references, but apparent elsewhere.
>
> The only visible URLs I could find were in the required places ("this  
> version," status and bibliography). Did I miss any?

You didn't miss any. The issue isn't that URIs are visible (or audible  
or tangible). The URI-in-your-face idiom is only about using URIs as  
anchor content. As you note, there are even requirements for the  
inclusion of URIs in the text.

The first URI-in-your-face is in the status-section boilerplate. The  
fragment's source in the draft is as follows.

<p><em>This section describes the status of this document at the time  
of its publication. Other documents may supersede it. A list of current  
W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can  
be found in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/">W3C technical reports  
index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.</a></em>

It should be as follows (according to the W3C Publication Rules,  
section 1.2 <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/02-pubrules#status-rectrack>).  
Notice the placement of the closing tag for the "a" element.

<p><em>This section describes the status of this document at the time  
of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list  
of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical  
report can be found in the <a href="http://www.w3.org/TR/">W3C  
technical reports index</a> at http://www.w3.org/TR/.</em></p>

Besides the first occurrence in the status section, all  
URIs-in-your-face are in the references. The Manual of Style has the  
following advice:

Reference titles are recommended, not the "URI-in-your-face" idiom, as  
link text... For example, Do use: <cite><a  
href="http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/">HTML 4.01  
Specification</a></cite>. Do not use: <cite><a  
href="http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/">http:// 
www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224</a></cite>.

The example in section 7.4  
(<http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/#ref-section>) should eliminate all  
confusion.

-- 
Etan Wexler: just add water!
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