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Introducing specification series in the W3C API

From: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:48:09 +0400
To: Spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6eecf67d-dbd5-c2cc-4727-4b6569707e50@w3.org>

I am pleased to announce that the W3C API is now providing
data about specification series. A series is basically
a group of specifications published with different level
numbers, e.g. CSP (for CSP1, CSP2, CSP3) and css-color (for
css-color-3, css-color-4, css-color-5).

There are 2 new endpoints [1] for the specification series,
taking the shortname without version as parameter:
- https://api.w3.org/specification-series/<shortname>
- https://api.w3.org/specification-series/<shortname>/specifications

These endpoints return the list of specifications associated
with a series and the 'current' specification which is the one
that is served when you access

Regarding the specifications themselves, if there was a change
of shortname or if you use the series shortname you will be
redirected to the right specification. See examples below:
$ curl -I -L "https://api.w3.org/specifications/webrtc-dscp?apikey=@apikey@
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
location: /specifications/webrtc-priority?apikey=@apikey@
HTTP/1.1 200 OK

$ curl -I -L "https://api.w3.org/specifications/CSP?apikey=@apikey@
HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently
location: /specifications/CSP3?apikey=@apikey@
HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Let me know if you have any questions.


[1] https://api.w3.org/doc#operations-tag-Series
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