[rfc-i] date-less citations

Paul Kyzivat paul.kyzivat at comcast.net
Sun May 14 16:08:34 PDT 2017

On 5/14/17 5:40 PM, Carsten Bormann wrote:
>> is there an agreement about how to reference things that have no publiccation date (for whatever reason)?
> There are two main reasons:
> — the date is not given on the document (because the author didn’t think this was an archival document, forgot to date, …).
> - there was no publication date in that sense (e.g., for a web page that is continually being updated)
> For the first, I like to have some indication of “no date” (and we can discuss whether “n.d.” is Latin enough here :-).
> For the second case, the date-less reference may make most sense:

The second case is problematic. In that case the reference isn't stable. 
IMO it shouldn't be treated as a *reference* at all. (It *definitely* 
shouldn't be a normative reference.)


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