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[Fwd: New W3C Web Site Launched - embarrassing fact!]

From: Olle Olsson <olleo@sics.se>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:56:28 +0200
Message-ID: <4AD5923C.40609@sics.se>
To: site-comments@w3.org
Yepp.../Olle

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Subject: 	Re: New W3C Web Site Launched - embarrassing fact!
Date: 	Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:46:00 +0200
From: 	Olle Olsson <olleo@sics.se>
Organization: 	SICS
To: 	Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
CC: 	W3C Comm Team <w3t-comm@w3.org>
References: 	<A8BFEC50-4EB9-4DA8-BF70-D133B6A4DF6C@w3.org> 
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That links to the archive does not work can be seen in the actual 
announcement of the new design.
There there is a reference to the "Beta announcement", of the form
 http://www.w3.org/News/2009#item37
which just leaves you ta the top of 2009 news ;-)

/olle


Olle Olsson wrote:
> Hi,
>
> (1) The old home page provided "permalinks" at the end of the home 
> page news item, for example
>
>    Text: (Permalink)
>    Link: http://www.w3.org/News/2008#item129
>
> These do not work anymore, right.
> *QUESTION*:
> - Was it not the idea that Permalinks were permanent links? Cool URIs 
> do not change;-)
>
>
> (2) the new scheme for identifying archive items has a numeric part, 
> like:
>     id="entry-6519"
> This numeric part does not seem to be nicely correlated to 
> chronological order of news items.
> E.g.:
>   entry-6519 Oct 8
>   entry-6516 Oct 9
>
> *QUESTION*:
> - is this intentional -- that the numeric part has no ordering 
> implications on news items?
>
> Reason for question:
> - I automatically parse the news archive, knowing what item I 
> processed in the previous run. Whenever I see a number (the old style, 
> example "item129") the numeric part of which was equal or less that 
> the last number processed in previous run, then I knew that I had 
> encountered all new additions. This seems not so easy now, if no 
> assumptions can be made about order. I have to store a big database ol 
> *all* ids seen. So, the weird ordering I see now, is that a side 
> effect of moving old news into the new structure, or is it a permanent 
> feature?
>
> Regards,
> /olle
>
> Ian Jacobs wrote:
>> Dear Advisory Committee Representatives and Chairs,
>>
>> Today W3C launched its new Web site:
>>  http://www.w3.org/
>>
>> We also launched the new Member site:
>>  http://www.w3.org/Member/
>>
>> I hope that you will find the new sites more usable. You will notice 
>> that some pages are missing content; we plan to continue to add 
>> content over time and invite your contributions (especially from 
>> Working Groups).
>>
>> I expect that over the next few days we will be fixing bugs in style 
>> sheets, and so forth. Feel free to send comments to 
>> site-comments@w3.org.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications
>>
>> -- 
>> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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SICS [Swedish Institute of Computer Science]
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Olle Olsson   olleo@sics.se   Tel: +46 8 633 15 19  Fax: +46 8 751 72 30
	[Svenska W3C-kontoret: olleo@w3.org]
SICS [Swedish Institute of Computer Science]
Box 1263
SE - 164 29 Kista
Sweden
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