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Re: old pages getting hits from search engines

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 14:13:56 -0500
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, WAI Coordination Call <public-wai-cc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <8d286f37-05bb-f6ee-53b1-d58d0936be74@w3.org>
Shawn,

This is great to see.

I'm adding an agenda item to our upcoming WAI Coordination Call to see 
if anyone has comments or additional suggestions.

Thanks,

- Judy

On 11/4/2020 1:30 PM, Shawn Henry wrote:
> 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     - added "This is an outdated draft."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     - added "This is an outdated draft."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 outdated info, and providing links to current info -- and/or excluding 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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Judy Brewer
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