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Re: Redirecting specs to w3.org

From: Niklas Lindström <lindstream@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:36:28 +0100
Message-ID: <CADjV5jevzLQqWUG21Kd0F+Lmn0jGFxPPiMGj9=iUYFeCD5-tGA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Cc: "David I. Lehn" <dil@lehn.org>, Linked JSON <public-linked-json@w3.org>
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 7:31 PM, Markus Lanthaler
<markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>wrote:

> On Friday, January 17, 2014 6:32 PM
> >
> > On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 6:13 AM, Markus Lanthaler
> > <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net> wrote:
> > > I'm wondering whether we should set up a temporary redirect for the
> > specs to
> > > w3.org now that they've become RECs:
> > >
> > >   http://json-ld.org/spec/latest/json-ld/
> > >     -> http://www.w3.org/TR/json-ld/
> > >
> > >   http://json-ld.org/spec/latest/json-ld-api/
> > >     -> http://www.w3.org/TR/json-ld-api/
> > >
> > > This would make it clear that there's (at least currently) only a
> > single
> > > version of the spec. As soon as we start working on these document
> > again, we
> > > just remove the redirect.
> > >
> >
> > -1
> >
> > I don't think we should be switching around the meaning of those
> > spec/latest/ links.  Let's keep those pointing at the latest draft
> > from this group.
>
> Well, that's the REC at w3.org.
>
>
> > One reason is people may use the json-ld.org link vs
> > w3.org one and then when we change the meaning of those links, they
> > would be pointing at the wrong document.
> >
> > How about this: On the website navbar dropdown, add a group at the top
> > called "Recommendations" that links to the latest w3.org docs and
> > change the text "Latest" to "Latest Draft" (and still use spec/latest/
> > for the link).  Then on the spec/ page, for each doc with official
> > recommended specs, add another line with links to each recommedation
> > doc, and change the "Links to JSON-LD specifications" text to "Links
> > to JSON-LD drafts".
>
> Yeah, that's great but overkill till we really update the drafts. We
> hopefully don't have to for a while.
>
> People have been waiting hard for a stable spec. I think the most important
> thing to do now is to show them that they are stable now. Confusing them
> with different documents (even if they might contain exactly the same
> content) is counterproductive at the moment. Just redirecting them
> (temporarily) to w3.org sends a strong enough signal. As soon as we make
> changes, we can switch back and serve the new latest speck at json-ld.org.
>
> Does that make sense?
>

+1 Definitely.

Cheers,
Niklas


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