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Re: Feeling stupid about references

From: Shane McCarron <ahby@aptest.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:46:56 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOk_reGZL5WdMUy+ajCSpoU96ykr1ExihB_OXokcmt1TNCgV+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tobie Langel <tobie@w3.org>
Cc: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, "spec-prod@w3.org Prod" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Brilliant.  I will do some testing from within ReSpec to see if I can
suggest some conventions.

BTW I am right now adding RDFa annotations to expose the specification type
(REC, etc) to ReSpec.  Should be pretty nifty.

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Tobie Langel <tobie@w3.org> wrote:

> On Friday, June 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM, Shane McCarron wrote:
> > Is there a ReSpec reference syntax that can get me a specific version of
> a spec? I know that there used to be just lots of entries (for XML, for
> example). Is there a way to say [XML:specific-revision] and have the
> reference in the text say XML but the data for the reference be some
> revision? Maybe that is a way to allow me to add a labelled version to the
> repository by hand that I can reference and share with others who need to
> reference it before it is actually published. The alternative is that we be
> aware of every spec that is going to be published around the same time and
> ensure all the editors of those specs know that some reference they are
> making is going to change and they need to do something local to change
> it... That just feels like it is not going to scale.
> Yes there is.
> The `versions` property lets you define multiple versions of a spec. Right
> now, it's automatically filled it up with each new version of a spec, but
> there's definitely room there to add pre-pub info.
> The versions are accessible by suffixing the shortname with a hyphen and
> the key used in the version object. So although there is no entry named
> `html-rdfa-20130207`, you'll still be able to access that particular dated
> version:
>     http://specref.jit.su/bibrefs?refs=html-rdfa-20130207
> Contrast the output with:
>     http://specref.jit.su/bibrefs?refs=html-rdfa
> We could very well imagine some form of convention (and even specific
> modifications to the API's src code) to deal with shipping cross-referenced
> specs at the same time.
> Note that any key is accepted, so you're able to use this system to give
> access to different editions of the same spec, e.g.:
>     http://specref.jit.su/bibrefs?refs=xhtml11-2e
>     http://specref.jit.su/bibrefs?refs=xhtml11-1e
> Hope this helps.
> --tobie

Shane P. McCarron
Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
Received on Friday, 21 June 2013 22:47:24 UTC

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