Re: Redirect pending when terms move to non-pending

Pending seems a bit different from other extensions, in that it is a temporary status. There is value in navigating inside Bib to find all bibliographic terms, but if you are navigating inside Pending, and many of the terms are no longer pending but are now Core or part of some other extension, there is no way to know that without clicking the canonical link at the top of the page and then seeing where that takes you.

The yellow bar at the top of the Pending pages says this term is still pending wider review, but for terms that have been approved for the Core, that is no longer true.


From: Dan Brickley <>
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 1:21 AM
To: Madeleine Rothberg <>
Cc: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <>
Subject: Re: Redirect pending when terms move to non-pending

Thanks. In a sense we already do, in that all "core" terms can be navigated to from within an extension, eg or

Richard Wallis and I have been discussing a more integrated approach where subdomains are purely entry points but for now that is the navigation structure. You kind of step into an extension and then stay "in it" even when looking at terms whose home is elsewhere...


On 13 Jun 2017 1:01 am, "Madeleine Rothberg" <<>> wrote:
I just spotted a link to one of the new accessibility properties in a document from another organization [1] but they linked to the pending version and not the approved version. It appears they don't know the terms were formally adopted. Is it possible to have pending links redirect to the final pages, so that the change in status is made clear? Of personal interest are accessMode, accessModeSufficient, and accessibilitySummary, but I assume this should apply to all recently approved terms.


[1] Library of Congress' MARC proposal NO. 2017-11: Defining New Fields to Record Accessibility Content

Received on Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:32:08 UTC