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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Mar 15 15:12:11 PDT 2016

On 2016-03-15 23:01, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> 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:
>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-iab-xml2rfc-03.html#rfc.section.1.3.3>:
>> "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.

Well, that would be a breaking change from v2!

Best regards, Julian

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