I am writing a computer science paper in which I cite several lengthy sources (text books and standard specifications). Whenever I cite such a source, I add the page numbers of the subsection to which I refer, e.g.:
Bla bla is considered very important [52, pp. 210-214].
One of the reviewers of the paper remarks the following:
Do not use references with indication of page numbers (e.g., [52, pp. 210-214]), this is very uncommon.
Is this really true (in computer science)?
Am I wrong to include the page numbers in the reference?
The reference in question is a 400+ page book that broadly covers a whole subject area and I thought knowing which pages I actually refer to might help the reader. There are several other (and longer) sources, such as technical standards, which I cite in the same fashion.