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Re: New edit of RDF Semantics. (was: Re: Unable to make changes using Mercurial)

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:56:21 -0500
Cc: RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2064DD9B-9486-4F59-8F98-FA5F84EEDF0B@ihmc.us>
To: "Markus Lanthaler" <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
OK, sorry about the rant. I think I have it working now. Evidently my mental model of this process is not quite accurate, but I will wave my hands in appropriate directions in order to make things work. It is now ReSpec-OK, and thanks for the reference fix.


On Oct 24, 2013, at 12:23 PM, Pat Hayes wrote:

> Yes, many thanks to you and Robin for find this, and all those bugs are now fixed, at least in my local copy. BUT now I am back stuck unable to push my changes, because 
> "hg push --new-branch default 
> warning: dvcs.w3.org certificate with fingerprint 97:4c:0e:c5:2e:95:74:5e:c7:fa:ed:07:3f:97:ab:ea:80:7a:be:7c not verified (check hostfingerprints or web.cacerts config setting)
> abort: push creates new remote head 0122b0cefba2!
> (you should pull and merge or use push -f to force)
> pushing to https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/
> searching for changes
> Completed with errors, see above"
> What the hell is it talking about?? None of this makes the slightest sense. What does it mean, I should pull? I am working on the SAME FILE. Nobody else is making any changes to it. What am I supposed to be merging it with?? 
> I only just made a completely new Repository LAST NIGHT. Do I have to do that all again? And re-do my edits on the new copy, all over again?? 
> TO hell with Mercurial and the RDF WG and the ENTIRE BLOODY W3C. I have better things to do with my time than spend hours EVERY BLOODY DAY wrestling with incomprehensible software whose only purpose is to prevent me doing a simple file transfer and which emits completely opaque error messages for no visible reason. 
> Pat
> On Oct 24, 2013, at 10:18 AM, Markus Lanthaler wrote:
>>> On Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:18 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>>> The latest edit (which still needs one more reference added to the
>>>> group bibliography) is now at https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-
>>>> file/default/rdf-mt/index.html. It is still ED rather than CR, but I
>>>> think I can handle that edit now.
>>>> BTW, not that it really matters, but there are a bunch of ReSpec
>>>> warnings in this of the form
>>>> "Found linkless <a> element with text '' but no matching <dfn>"  I have
>>>> no idea what causes this, because I can't find any such <a> elements.
>>>> Apparently they would have to have an empty content (?)
>> Robin had a look at your draft and found the reason for these warnings.
>> Apparently, you are using a deprecated feature:
>> On Thursday, October 24, 2013 2:38 PM, Robin Berjon wrote:
>>> For the MT draft, you have a lot of <a id="rdfssemcond3"></a>, which is
>>> just wrong. The old way of adding anchors was to use <a name>, and this
>> has
>>> indeed been supplanted by using id. But the ID isn't expected to go on the
>>> a element (since it's useless) but rather on the parent element (or any
>>> element, really).
>>> If you fix those, you will bring the number of issues down to just two,
>> which
>>> are simply linking errors.
>> I hope this helps two fix those errors.
>> --
>> Markus Lanthaler
>> @markuslanthaler
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