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RE: version dates

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 10:48:56 +0100
To: "'Tex Texin'" <tex@i18nguy.com>, "'GEO'" <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000301c32e6c$58b3cd30$ec01000a@w3c40upc3ma3j2>

Hi Tex,

When you say 'reviewed' do you mean 'revised', or when you say 'checked'
and 'reviewed' do you mean that someone looked at the page without
necessarily making any changes?

(The cvs date purely and simply indicates the time when a modified
version of this file was uploaded.)

RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-i18n-geo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tex Texin
> Sent: 09 June 2003 06:25
> To: GEO
> Subject: version dates
> 
> 
> 
> With respect to version dates on the questions-
> I know we have talked about this before, but I want to raise it again.
> 
> Right now we use the cvs date to represent the last modification.
> 
> On systems where I have used file modification dates it 
> became very hard to realistically determine when a page has 
> been truly reviewed by someone vs. the date when the last 
> change was made.
> 
> Occasionally we will want to make global changes to pages, 
> styles, links, etc. and doing so obscures the date where a 
> meaningful change has occured or the page has been 
> meaningfully reviewed.
> 
> My suggestion: we would be better served by have a note at 
> the bottom of each page indicating the last date someone 
> checked the page. It is more useful for us, and useful for 
> readers than the cvs date.
> 
> tex
> 
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