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Re: broken links in W3C documents and recommendations

From: Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress <rden@loc.gov>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:38:57 -0500
Message-ID: <2f1301c98d30$671de990$18af938c@lib.loc.gov>
To: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>, "Larry Masinter" <masinter@adobe.com>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

From: "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
> In fact, this disappearance of documents at those URIs was not due to
> a clerical error on IETF’s webmaster’s part: it is IETF policy
> currently to remove documents which have expired from the official
> “Internet-drafts” repository.

This IETF practice has been a source of iritation to me for years.  I have 
links to Internet Drafts in many documents and it would seem that they could 
grasp the simple concept of a URI for the "latest version", as the W3C does. 
I have spoken with IETF officials about this several times, and the fact is, 
they cannot grasp this concept.  Maybe someone in the W3C can explain it to 
them better than I can.

--Ray 
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2009 16:39:43 GMT

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