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Re: broken links in W3C documents and recommendations

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:24:09 +0100
Message-ID: <4993F8C9.3010604@gmx.de>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>

Larry Masinter wrote:
> ...
> However, in some cases, unfortunately,  links **do** change. For 
> example, the TAG Note:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2002/01-uriMediaType-9  
> 
>  
> 
> contains two links which no longer point to the documents intended:
> 
>  
> 
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-eastlake-cturi-03.txt and  
> 
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-mealling-iana-urn-02.txt  
> ...

Nit: actually, the links did not change, 
<http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-eastlake-cturi-03.txt> still 
identifies version 03 of draft-eastlake-cturi, it's just not available 
anymore.

So this is more about "reference a frozen version or the 'latest' 
version of a document", as opposed to URIs changing.

I do agree with the remainder, and the proposed approach to handle these 
cases...

BR, Julian
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2009 10:24:56 GMT

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