[rfc-i] draft-iab-html-rfc-02: references
paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Mar 1 09:52:27 PST 2016
\On 1 Mar 2016, at 9:47, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> On 3/1/16, 10:26 AM, "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> If I understand your proposal correctly you propose that the old
>> continues to be ok,
>> but there'll be another way of doing things, that'll
>> be output by the preptool,
> Only if there is more than one <references> section.
>> and that any formatter will have to
>> understand. That makes things worse (IMHO), because there are now
>> ways to achieve the same thing -- you can't fix a complexity problem
>> adding more complexity.
> I'm open to a less-complex solution that has the property that ALL of
> the decisions on section numbering are made by the prep tool. Right
> now, the prep tool makes 90% of the decisions.
> For example, I could imagine just putting a pn attribute on
> <references>, and telling the output formatters that if there is more
> than one <references>, they can compute the section number of the
> containing section by dropping the .1 from the first references/@pn.
> That's at least a plain syntactic manipulation, which has been our
> standard to this point.
A more deterministic way would be the the preptool embody both of
Julian's two rules and output sections with the correct names and @pn
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