[rfc-i] [IAB] draft-iab-xml2rfc-03: reference sorting
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Mar 1 10:53:07 PST 2016
On 2016-03-01 19:44, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> "By default, the order of references is significant. Some formatters,
>> however, might be able to be requested to sort them based on their
>> anchor names."
>> "Specifies whether or not the prep tool will sort the references in each
>> reference section."
>> Which, by the way, is misleading; it needs to apply to any formatter.
> I think you and Paul have already covered this, but I wanted to be clear. In the current design, the preptool sorts references if they need sorting. The reference sorting thing got pretty complicated with the addition of <displayreference>, and I want all of the output formats to have the same order of references.
> Again, your tooling doesn't have to run the preptool everyone else is, it just has to act as if it did.
> 14. For each <reference> or <referencegroup> that has an associated
> <displayreference>, replace the value of the "anchor" attribute
> with the value of the "to" attribute of the associated
That's problematic, as the value of "to" can be a value not allowed in
an "anchor". (BTW, by design as one of the use cases for it is to allow
citation tags starting with digits)
Best regards, Julian
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