Relevant spec links

Liu, An-Chi edited this page Jun 17, 2018 · 41 revisions

Note: The spec list at https://platform.html5.org/ attempts to provide links to all relevant specs using the guidelines documented on this page; cases where it currently doesn’t merit a pull request or issue report.

Source

  • Prefer WHATWG specifications over W3C ones

WHATWG

  • Use HTTPS

W3C

  • Always use the Editor's Draft
  • Use HTTPS

Multipages

If you're linking to 'multipage', don't include the page in the URL since the page is not stable. e.g.:

  • WHATWG
    • https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/#root-element instead of
    • https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/infrastructure.html#root-element
  • W3C
    • https://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/#introduction-16 instead of
    • https://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/rendering.html#introduction-16

Spec links

CSS 2

CSS 2 is a special snowflake. Some, but not all, of its chapters are superseded by newer Level 3+ documents. Look at CSS 2 for the feature-set to prioritize, but at the new specs (which are often more detailed and precise) for implementation. Consider the stability of the spec before implementing new features.

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