[rfc-i] draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-04 - xref/@section

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Mar 20 09:47:31 PDT 2014

On 2014-03-20 17:10, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On Mar 20, 2014, at 8:51 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> On 2014-03-20 16:36, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>>> On Mar 20, 2014, at 12:48 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>>>> - the ability to specify a relative reference (to be resolved against the linked-to document's base URI), so that we can "deep link" into non-IETF documents (see <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-reschke-xml2rfc-latest.html#element.rfc.attribute.xml-lang> for an example use)
>>> I'm not happy with that one, because it opens the RFC up to conflicting semantics: the relative reference might not actually be to the same document as the xref.
>> Not sure what you are referring to.
>> The link in the generated HTML for a vanilla xref to a reference should go the entry in the references section.
>> The reference itself can have a @target attribute. My proposal is to result the relative reference against that target URI. So in general the resulting target for the section reference would be a child/secondary resource of the target (and yes, we could automatically test that).
> I might have misunderstood the implementation. x:rel is only the relative part of the URL? If so, that would allay my fear.


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Best regards, Julian

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