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Re: broken links in W3C documents and recommendations

From: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 18:07:34 +0100
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Message-Id: <2EF0B41F-D752-4FA2-ACEA-4B17F48AC064@w3.org>
Cc: "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <rden@loc.gov>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, www-tag@w3.org

On 12 Feb 2009, at 17:57, Julian Reschke wrote:

> I think what you're missing is that this is not out of ignorance,  
> but on purpose:
> "Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six  
> months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents  
> at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference  
> material or to cite them other than as “work in progress”."

It's worthwhile noticing that tools.ietf.org is keeping around expired  
I-Ds these days at what seem to be persistent URIs.  I don't know  
whether there have been any policy statements on that persistence,  


Thomas Roessler, W3C  <tlr@w3.org>
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2009 17:07:45 UTC

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