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From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 12:30:15 -0600
To: WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <55867b2c-7c27-3bfb-06c1-2fe514d2003d@w3.org>
Hi WAI CC folks,

Several old pages are getting lots of hits from a popular search engine. We need to help people get to current information.

Here are a few quick things that I did on the highest hit pages:
* https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Using_aria-label_for_link_purpose
	- added "This is an outdated draft." and link to WCAG 2.1 Technique
* https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Using_aria-expanded_to_indicate_the_state_of_a_collapsible_element
	- added "This is an outdated draft." and have there commented out:
	"<!-- In 2020, the latest version of this information was at [@@]-->" since I wasn't sure where to point to
* https://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/TS/html401/cp0403/0403-FONT-COLOR.html
* https://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/TS/html401/cp0301/0301-CSS-DIV-BACKGROUND-IMAGE.html

Here is a high hit one that I didn't do anything to:
* https://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/RoleAttribute

Feel free to fix any of above.

Please think about overall approaches for better indicating draft and outdated info, and providing links to current info -- and/or excluding some pages from search engine results.

In the meantime, I could provide a list of other pages that are getting lots of hits that I think need status notes and links.

Thanks!
~Shawn
<http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/>
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