[whatwg] Link to dated version of HTML 4.01, not latest

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Feb 3 10:05:16 PST 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > 
> > > I think Web Forms 2 should refer to a dated version of HTML 4.01 (for
> > > example section 2.13), not to the latest version since there is a very
> > > small chance that the definition might change eventually.
> > 
> > Why wouldn't we want WF2 to track changes in HTML4?
> Because the draft someone implements might not be stable in such cases.

The link points to the stable URI, so it would only be the stable 
version, not work in progress drafts, that was referenced.

> Once HTML4 updates, WF2 could get an update of its own and match the 
> changes in other drafts.

Unfortunately as the CSS working group is discovering with CSS 2.1, the 
theory of "we'll update the spec when our dependencies change" does not 
really work. (Many specs reference CSS2, and few have been updated to 
point to CSS2.1.)

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