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

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Mon Feb 29 20:01:51 PST 2016

On 29 Feb 2016, at 14:06, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:

> Even worse, there might be one, two, or more <references> children of 
> <back>.  If there is one, it's the entire References section.  If 
> there are two or more, the output formatter has to create a section to 
> contain all of the <references> sub-sections.
> One way to make this less error-prone in the output formatters would 
> be to make these changes:
> - v3 would add a new <referencesection> element as a child of <back>, 
> which can occur at most one time.  If there is a <referencesection>, 
> <back> must not include any <references>.  <referencesection> can 
> contain one or more <references>, and may have a <name>
> - if the <referencesection> does not have a <name>, the prepTool adds 
> one with the text "References"
> - referencesection/name gets slugified by the preptool, as all <name> 
> elements do
> - if the prepTool sees more than one <references> child of <back>, it 
> creates a new <referencesection> element (if one doesn't exist), and 
> moves the existing <references> children of <back> to instead be 
> children of <referencesection>
> - the prepTool would assign part numbers to <referencesection> and 
> <references> starting with the next-highest number from those used in 
> middle/section/@pn, and treating referencesection/references as a 
> sub-section
> - if there is only a single <references> child of <back>, it remains 
> unchanged by the preptool, other than getting a @pn

This seems fine to me. It makes the semantics of the XML document much 
clearer than what we have now.

--Paul Hoffman

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