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Re: author view of HTML 5 spec - static copy (2nd try)

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:49:46 +0200
Message-ID: <4A979A2A.6000105@opera.com>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
CC: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org
James Graham wrote:
> Simon Pieters wrote:
>> On Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:54:45 +0200, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> wrote:
>>>>  Is there any chance we can keep the numbers
>>>> in sync between the two copies?
>>> The easiest thing I can think of is: for each section that
>>> gets filtered out, keep a stub that's just a heading
>>> and some sort of note a la "for details, see the full spec".
>> Maybe it's possible to first generate the section numbers and the ToC, 
>> then cut out the .impl parts (in the ToC too), then generate xrefs. 
>> This would get rid of broken links, too.
> This is possible but it would be really confusing to users to have 
> non-sequential section numbers. Although it is worse for us, I think I 
> prefer the situation where the section numbers in the author view and 
> the full spec don't match. This makes pinpointing feedback harder (but 
> not too hard since a reporter can always give the section title and some 
> context), but makes the document read more consistently. Failing that I 
> think having stub sections that just say {section relevant only to 
> implementors} would be alright.

I'd rather we kept the section numbers the same, and we had sections 
with something like: "This section is intentionally left blank, as it 
consists solely of implementation information."

Geoffrey Sneddon — Opera Software
Received on Friday, 28 August 2009 08:50:33 UTC

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