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Re: [libstdc++,doc] Strip links to ANSI (web shop)


On Sun, 5 Feb 2017, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> ANSI sells the standard for a much more reasonable price than ISO or
> any of the other national standards bodies. I think many people use
> draft standards now, rather than buying it, but for those who do want
> an official copy ANSI is the cheapest source.

Ah, makes sense.  Unfortunately the direct link into the ANSI
web shop is broken, and I somehow failed to find a good replacement.
Do you have one?

Also, below an updated patch suggestion that mostly removes the
essential duplication of information in faq.xml.

What do you think?

Gerald


2017-02-09  Gerald Pfeifer  <gerald@pfeifer.com>

	* doc/xml/manual/appendix_contributing.xml: Use https for ansi.org.

	* doc/xml/faq.xml (How do I get a copy of the ISO C++ Standard?):
	Remove.

Index: doc/xml/manual/appendix_contributing.xml
===================================================================
--- doc/xml/manual/appendix_contributing.xml	(revision 245299)
+++ doc/xml/manual/appendix_contributing.xml	(working copy)
@@ -45,9 +45,9 @@
 	  the standard from their respective national standards
 	  organization. In the USA, this national standards
 	  organization is
-	  <link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"; xlink:href="http://www.ansi.org";>ANSI</link>.
+	  <link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"; xlink:href="https://www.ansi.org";>ANSI</link>.
 	  (And if you've already registered with them you can
-	  <link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"; xlink:href="http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=INCITS%2fISO%2fIEC+14882-2012";>buy the standard on-line</link>.)
+	  <link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"; xlink:href="https://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=INCITS%2fISO%2fIEC+14882-2012";>buy the standard on-line</link>.)
 	</para>
       </listitem>

Index: doc/xml/faq.xml
===================================================================
--- doc/xml/faq.xml	(revision 245299)
+++ doc/xml/faq.xml	(working copy)
@@ -1170,36 +1170,6 @@
   </answer>
 </qandaentry>
 
-<qandaentry xml:id="faq.get_iso_cxx">
-  <question xml:id="q-get_iso_cxx">
-    <para>How do I get a copy of the ISO C++ Standard?
-    </para>
-  </question>
-  <answer xml:id="a-get_iso_cxx">
-    <para>
-    Copies of the full ISO 14882 standard are available on line via
-    the ISO mirror site for committee members.  Non-members, or those
-    who have not paid for the privilege of sitting on the committee
-    and sustained their two-meeting commitment for voting rights, may
-    get a copy of the standard from their respective national
-    standards organization.  In the USA, this national standards
-    organization is ANSI and their website is
-    right <link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"; xlink:href="http://www.ansi.org";>here</link>.  (And if
-    you've already registered with them, clicking this link will take
-    you to directly to the place where you can
-    <link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"; xlink:href="http://webstore.ansi.org/RecordDetail.aspx?sku=ISO%2FIEC+14882:2003";>buy the standard on-line</link>.
-    </para>
-    <para>
-    Who is your country's member body?  Visit the
-    <link xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink"; xlink:href="http://www.iso.ch/";>ISO homepage</link> and find out!
-    </para>
-    <para>
-    The 2003 version of the standard (the 1998 version plus TC1) is
-    available in print, ISBN 0-470-84674-7.
-    </para> 
-  </answer>
-</qandaentry>
-
 <qandaentry xml:id="faq.what_is_abi">
   <question xml:id="q-what_is_abi">
     <para>


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