[rfc-i] draft-iab-html-rfc-02: references

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Sat Feb 27 08:38:34 PST 2016

On 27 Feb 2016, at 8:33, Julian Reschke wrote:

> On 2016-02-27 17:27, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> On 27 Feb 2016, at 1:03, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-iab-html-rfc-02.html#element.references>:
>>>> If there is at least one <references> element, a "References" 
>>>> section
>>>> is added to the document, continuing with the next major section
>>>> number after the last <section>.
>>>> Each references element will be added to that "References" section 
>>>> as
>>>> if it were a section itself.
>>> That doesn't work. For a document that has only one <references>
>>> element (for instance, just normative references), it will lead to
>>> unnecessary (and uncommon) nesting.
>> Why does "unnecessary (and uncommon) nesting" equate to "doesn't 
>> work"?
>> Is that just a value judgement, or is there something technically 
>> wrong
>> with that kind of nesting?
> It's not wrong,

Good; "That doesn't work" made it sound like you meant it was wrong.

> but it's also not what the tools generate today,

Right: we're talking about new tools for a new vocabulary

> and most likely not what the RFC production center wants.

Neither you or I work for the RPC; we can let them comment on what they 

>>>> <section id="n-references">
>>>> <h2 id="s-3">
>>>> <a href="#s-3" class="selfRef">3.</a>
>>>> <a href="#n-references" class="selfRef">References</a>
>>>> </h2>
>>>> <section id="n-informative-references">
>>>> <h3 id="s-3.1">
>>>> <a href="#s-3.1" class="selfRef">3.1.</a>
>>>> <a href="#n-informative-references" class="selfRef">
>>>> Informative References</a></h3>
>>>> <dl class="reference">...
>>>> </dl>
>>>> </section>
>>>> </section>
>>> This doesn't explain where the ID for the enclosing section comes 
>>> from.
>> Which ID are you referring to? Both of those look pretty clear to me,
>> but maybe I'm missing something.
> It's not clear where they come from; from the source document? Are 
> they automatically inserted?

They are automatically inserted by the prep tool, as described in 
section B.2.1 of the v3 vocabulary document.

--Paul Hoffman

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