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Bug 29907 - [FO31] References missing links
Summary: [FO31] References missing links
Alias: None
Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Functions and Operators 3.1 (show other bugs)
Version: Candidate Recommendation
Hardware: PC Windows NT
: P2 editorial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Kay
QA Contact: Mailing list for public feedback on specs from XSL and XML Query WGs
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Reported: 2016-10-04 14:58 UTC by Abel Braaksma
Modified: 2016-12-16 19:55 UTC (History)
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Description Abel Braaksma 2016-10-04 14:58:40 UTC
Not sure what the policy is here, but some A.1. normative references have no links, but that may be on purpose:

IEEE 754-2008
Could point to

ISO 3166-1
Could point to

ISO 8601
Could point to

ISO 10967
Could point to (do we actually mean the 2012 version? Or any explicit version?).

ISO 15924
Could point to:

I would suggest to merge this and the next, ISO 15924 Register. It may be unclear that the concrete list, which is the only thing that matters, I think, is in the Unicode ISO 15924 register.

Part of ACTION A-654-11.
Comment 1 Michael Kay 2016-10-05 09:24:28 UTC
Will review these.

However, I don't think we should link to a URL if it's only a shopping site where you can buy the paper document: we should link to the definitive publication, whether that's on paper or online. Bibliographies in the off-line world give you enough information to identify the document, they don't tell you where to find your nearest bookshop.
Comment 2 Abel Braaksma 2016-10-05 16:24:30 UTC
Yes, that makes sense. Though I think some of these standards are not free-for-all for download or view (often they are downloadable somewhere, but not authoritative). Would be nice if we have definitive references that are indeed not a shopping site (even though in this case the shopping site is the originator of the standard).
Comment 3 Michael Kay 2016-10-19 14:43:16 UTC
I decided not to change the references to standards available only in paper form. The URLs suggested do not contain the document cited, they only contain bibliographic information about the document, and I think we can rely on readers to find that for themselves.