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Re: Date / time of evaluation

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 10:14:20 +0200
Message-ID: <42B2865C.1030102@w3.org>
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: public-wai-ert@w3.org

Hi Jim,

Jim Ley wrote:
> "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>
>> Would this mean the date on the Web content would become obsolete
>> or at least optional? I doubt there are many cases when the content is
>> captured then tested at a (significantly) different time. What do 
>> people think?
> I think optional, and we should lean towards not the date it was 
> captured but the last-modified date of the web-content?   or should we 
> just include that as a last-modified property of it?

Wouldn't the last-modified information already be in the http-header? We still need to refine the http-header stuff but I think this approach makes sense: a date is provided by the tools for when the test was executed and a last-modified from the Web server to reference the content that the tool is talking about.


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