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Re: warnings on outdated specs/docs

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:26:42 -0400
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Birkir Gunnarsson <birkir.gunnarsson@deque.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150325192642.GT2228@opera.rednote.net>
David Singer writes:
> 
> > On Mar 25, 2015, at 8:09 , Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > On 25 March 2015 at 14:59, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> > While we should be
> > able to expect that readers would note publication dates and
> > automatically suspect a document long unupdated
> > 
> > Major issue here is that multi-page documents only have publication dates on front pages, for example:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/conformance.html#conformance-reqs has no pub date
> > 
> > Also publication date alone does not provide a clear indication of a document being superseded or outdated, take for example
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/
> 
> Right, this is like the IETF, where you have to notice ‘obsoleted by’ in the little header at the top of the RFC.
> 
> The IETF is scared of newer technologies than teletypes :-), we’re not. We can do better, as you say (e.g. floating header/footer).
> 
I understand how header/footer can help multi-page, but how does it help
for WCAG 1.0? Or for HTML 4.01? Etc.

Janina

> David Singer
> Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
> 

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