[rfc-i] [IAB] draft-iab-xml2rfc-03, "1.3.3 Elements and Attributes Deprecated from v2"

Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) jhildebr at cisco.com
Tue Mar 15 15:01:41 PDT 2016

On 3/15/16, 12:55 PM, "IAB on behalf of Julian Reschke" <iab-bounces at iab.org on behalf of julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:

>"Deprecate the "none" values for the "format" attribute in <xref> 
>because it makes no sense semantically."
>That's incorrect -- an xref with format=none still represents an 
>internal link, even though no extra text is generated. In formats that 
>support linking (so anything except plain text) it is supposed to be 
>mapped to a simple link. For instance:
>   <xref format="none" target="x">FOOBAR</xref>

I think the intent is that anytime there is text inside the xref, it acts like format="none", and the format attribute would be ignored.

Joe Hildebrand

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