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[Bug 12488] Use <time> to add publishing dates for the docs of the Reference section.

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Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> 2011-04-15 17:31:09 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > 1) Add pubilshing dates for the documents listed in the Reference chapter.
> > (There currently are no dates.)
> 
> Why? A lot of them change monthly or even more often, so it seems like a lot of
> work to keep them up-to-date, for little gain.

HTML5 is a "snapshot" of the HTML standard. Therefore it should document which
"snapshots" of other standards it depends on or deviates from.

Meanwhile I suspect that the publication rules of W3 require proper references.
And proper references, to my knowledge, always contain information about the
timestamp of the source.

If some reference are particular instable, then there more important could it
be to identify a timestamp. Or it could be a reason to insert a note, in the
working draft, stating that the final datestamp for that source refence, will
be inserted when both HTML5 and that source has stabilized more.

For those who believe in the idea of a "living standard", then I don't really
trust their belief if they are not interested in keeping the refrences up to
day.

An accurate reference section is important when reviewing the HTML5 standard.

We don't need to reinvent everything. Lets keep it simple and simply accept the
common rules for how refernces should be. They are helpful and useful in ways
which it would take too long to explain.

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