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Datestamping HTML

From: Sue Craig <moleonthewall@ntlworld.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 09:28:42 -0000
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Message-ID: <CDEKILLGDGKPHBODHBKHEEEPCAAA.moleonthewall@ntlworld.com>

I wonder if you could let me know to whom I should write about suggesting
that all HTML documents get automatically datestamped as they are uploaded
to the server?

It seems such a simple idea to me, but I realise that its acceptance and
implementation might be a little bit more problematic.

If all uploaded documents were datestamped server-side with a universally
accepted time (eg GMT) - similar to the practice with emails - then it would
not only introduce a new method of archiving web content but would go some
way towards protecting intellectual property rights, as any ideas that were
posted online would have a specific time and date which were NOT under the
control of the individual.

Any suggestions as to whom I should contact next would be gratefully

Thank you in advance.

Sue Craig

ps My particular area of interest is neuroscience, which is such a new
science that it is crucially important to me to know exactly when a paper
was written. More than 3 years old and it really isn't worth reading!
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