Re: stable spec URLs


J Lovejoy
 

Hi again,

Now that 2.3 is out, this question is more pertinent:

Note, if I want to link to a specific part of the SPDX spec, I can find it via the HTML format, for example:

if I wanted to see this same section in v2.2.2, the link is:

but if I simply removed the version number in the URL - https://spdx.github.io/spdx-spec/license-matching-guidelines-and-templates/
it ends up going to v2.2.2

That doesn’t seem right - should it default to the most current version?

Thanks,
Jilayne

On Jul 25, 2022, at 10:00 PM, J Lovejoy <opensource@...> wrote:

(cross-posting to tech and legal team, as I suspect others may be interested)

Hi SPDX-tech team,

I just wanted to confirm my understanding of the various formats we now have for the SPDX specification and linking to specific sections.

If I wanted to link to, for example, Annex D, in a way that would remain stable with subsequent versions of the spec, then I could use the HTML format, and then the link https://spdx.github.io/spdx-spec/SPDX-license-expressions/ - and this would still point to the Annex D on SPDX license expressions even for version 2.3 of the spec - is that right? (assuming of course that Annex D doesn't change name such that the link also changes)

Thanks!
Jilayne


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