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[whatwg] Link to dated version of HTML 4.01, not latest

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 19:12:19 +0100
Message-ID: <42026983.8020507@annevankesteren.nl>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Ian Hickson wrote:
>>> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>>> I think Web Forms 2 should refer to a dated version of HTML
>>>> 4.01 (for example section 2.13), not to the latest version
>>>> since there is a very small chance that the definition might
>>>> change eventually.
>>> Why wouldn't we want WF2 to track changes in HTML4?
>> Because the draft someone implements might not be stable in such
>> cases.
> The link points to the stable URI, so it would only be the stable 
> version, not work in progress drafts, that was referenced.

Sorry, I meant that some might implement a stable version of WF2 which 
gets updated indirect by a stable update of HTML4.

>> Once HTML4 updates, WF2 could get an update of its own and match
>> the changes in other drafts.
> Unfortunately as the CSS working group is discovering with CSS 2.1,
> the theory of "we'll update the spec when our dependencies change"
> does not really work. (Many specs reference CSS2, and few have been
> updated to point to CSS2.1.)

There are both advantages and disadvantages in that I suppose.

  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Thursday, 3 February 2005 10:12:19 UTC

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