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Would like section references in all W3C legal agreements

From: Vickers, Mark <Mark_Vickers@cable.comcast.com>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 21:05:05 +0000
To: "site-comments@w3.org" <site-comments@w3.org>
CC: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
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In discussions with W3C legal staff and member legal staff about W3C agreements, a nice feature of some W3C agreements is that we can pass a link to a specific section of those agreements, e.g.

	http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-exclusion-resign

However, the availability of internal links in W3C agreements seems to be very inconsistent, in three categories:

1.. Visible links: The best agreements have a Table of Contents and clickable links in sections:

	http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20040205/#sec-exclusion-resign

2. Hidden links: Other agreements have no visible links, but the underlying document has id attributes which can be used for linking, but only by the technically savvy:

	http://www.w3.org/2009/12/Member-Agreement#terms

3. No links: Some agreements have no internal links at all:

	http://www.w3.org/community/about/agreements/cla/

It's disappointing that the more recent agreement for CGs is the least linkable!

It would be great if all W3C agreements were republished consistently, with visible links to each numbered section.

Note that this is not the highest-priority request.

Thanks,
mav
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