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Re: Apparent bug in SVG DTD

From: Steve Schafer <steve@fenestra.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 11:46:25 -0500
To: www-svg@w3.org
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On Sat, 3 Jan 2009 16:14:16 +0100, you wrote:

>I've been thinking about this but I'm unsure as to what would work.  
>Adding that information in the comments might be useful but will not  
>help in the case of software that uses a source from almost a decade  
>ago. There may be a smart HTTP trick to flag this without disturbing  
>what currently works but I can't think of one that would actually have  
>any impact. Maybe there is a need for W3C to provide a "latest" link  
>for resources such as schemata in the same way that they do for specs.

I would think that once a draft becomes definitively obsolete, it would
be in the best interest of all concerned if it were marked in such a way
that it would actively stop working. Yes, you'd get plenty of
complaints, but the pain would be short-lived, and the world would be a
better place afterwards.

Steve Schafer
Fenestra Technologies Corp.
Received on Sunday, 4 January 2009 16:47:06 UTC

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