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I have W3C specifications in my bibliography, I dont know how to quote them correctly. Now I do it like this:

@techreport{DefHtml,
  author = {Ian Hickson},
  title = {HTML5 Specification},
  institution = {World Wide Web Consortium},
  number = {1.5610},
  year = {2012}
}

Somebody told me, there must also be something like a identification number for the document. But I cant find anything about it. The number here is used for the "Revision". Is it correct with this attribute?

Here is the link to the document

HTML5 Specification

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Here's a sample bibtex entry for a w3c page:

@TechReport{Maler:04:EML,
  author      = "Eve Maler and Jean Paoli and C. M. Sperberg-McQueen and Fran\c{c}ois Yergeau and Tim Bray",
  title       = "Extensible Markup Language ({XML}) 1.0 (Third Edition)",
  month       = feb,
  note        = "http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204",
  year        = "2004",
  type        = "first Edition of a Recommendation",
  institution = "W3C",
}

The identification number for this page the 20040204, which you can see in the "note". The page link that you have given is currently under construction. Alternatively, you can select one of the versions and cite that.

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thank you, so if I only want to mention the 20040204, I´d put it in the note-tag? –  dan Mar 22 '12 at 15:43
    
yup.. that's right! –  caveman Mar 22 '12 at 16:13
    
great, thank you! –  dan Mar 22 '12 at 16:19

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