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RE: broken links in W3C documents and recommendations

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 15:14:06 -0800
To: Mark Baker <mark@coactus.com>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: "noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com" <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <rden@loc.gov>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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tools.ietf.org web site is run by the IETF Tools team. See http://tools.ietf.org/about.
(FWIW I was a member of the IETF Tools team for a while.)

"The purpose of the TOOLS team is to provide IETF feedback and guidance during the development of software tools to support various parts of IETF activities."

"The team may also develop prototypes of tools on servers separate from the Secretariat servers. The team will however not be responsible for management and maintenance of such servers."

The home page notes: "Tools hosted by the secretariat are listed at http://www.ietf.org/tools"


Conclusion:

Do not treat links to tools.ietf.org as permanent links.

Larry
-- 
http://larry.masinter.net



-----Original Message-----
From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Mark Baker
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 10:34 AM
To: Julian Reschke
Cc: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com; Dan Connolly; Larry Masinter; Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress; www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Re: broken links in W3C documents and recommendations


On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
>>
>> ...
>> I'm sympathetic to the notion that citations to IDs should be as "work in
>> progress".  I must say I don't find this an even slightly compelling excuse
>> as to why the content should disappear when the draft becomes obsolete.  As
>> a member of the community who has been repeatedly frustrated ...
>
> I probably should have mentioned that I also think removing the content is
> the right thing.
>
> Thomas R. already pointed out that tools.ietf.org has historic drafts as
> well, so my recommendation would be just to link there.

FYI, tools.ietf.org also provides "latest" links, e.g.;

http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-eastlake-cturi

Mark.
Received on Thursday, 12 February 2009 23:15:01 GMT

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