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Re: shorter /TR links and https://w3.org

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 13:10:04 -0500
To: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-Id: <1180635004.12578.13.camel@localhost>
On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 15:10 +0200, Jacek Kopecky wrote:
> Dear W3C website team,
> I have two items on the Website as it stands:

Hi Jacek,

Thanks for sending in comments.

> 1) I suggest that w3.org be accessible over HTTPS, if only for
> Member-only resources. I'm getting tired of the feeling that I'm sending
> my W3C credentials over HTTP Basic authentication. Using a self-signed
> certificate would be sufficient from my POV.

I'll forward that one to the Systems Team.

> 2) I'd like to request that there be such shortcut URIs as
> http://www.w3.org/TR/rdf and /TR/xmlschema and TR/css etc. - basically
> for every non-obvious group of shortnames in /TR/ (like xmlschema-1 and
> xmlschema-2) there should be a more obvious, memorable shortname, that
> goes either to the main spec (if one can be identified) or to a listing
> page akin to /TR/soap/.

See similar recommendations to authors here:

I am not sure that we want to mint new URIs for groups that have
not chosen such short URIs. Instead I propose that we revise
the TR page (including search options) to make it easier to find
documents without resorting to typing URIs.

 _ Ian

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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