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Re: warnings on outdated specs/docs

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:48:58 -0400
To: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>, "Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH)" <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "ted@w3.org" <ted@w3.org>, Birkir Gunnarsson <birkir.gunnarsson@deque.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <public-pfwg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150326124858.GW2228@opera.rednote.net>
Absolutely. Where we have abandoned short names, we should certainly
turn those into redirects.

We're currently proposing this as the (soon to be FPWD of) HTML-AAM
supercedes the older, now to be abandoned document and shortname:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-admin/2015Mar/0065.html

So, I suppose we should launch a crawler to help find these? That seems
eminently achievable.

Janina

Shane McCarron writes:
> Okay - but in this case could we just redirect that short name to 2.0?  I
> mean, seriously.  That's what we did with RDFa when the short name
> changed.  My understanding is that this is what is supposed to happen as a
> matter of course when a short name changes.
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-syntax/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-rdfa-syntax-20081014/
> [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/rdfa-core/
> [4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/REC-rdfa-core-20150317/
> 
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:25 AM, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >
> > On 26 March 2015 at 04:00, Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Can't it just say "This spec is obsolete.  Click the 'latest version'
> >> link to see the latest version?  This could be generically applied to every
> >> old spec.  Or at least almost every.
> >
> >
> > Unfortunately for some specs, WCAG 1.0 for example
> >
> >
> > There is no link to the latest version (i.e. wcag 2.0)
> >
> >> Latest version: http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT
> >
> > unlike HTML 4.01
> >
> > Latest version of HTML:http://www.w3.org/TR/html
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > SteveF
> > HTML 5.1 <http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/>
> >
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Shane McCarron
> Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.

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