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Re: Some thoughts on a new publication approach

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:47:35 -0600
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDDz_Jd3QVTOo+iHgXzFTXJ8VM0Dr4dzuL=7ag-Z1D1fGw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Cc: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net> wrote:
> Not really publication, but more post-publication, managing the future past.
>
> Le 21 oct. 2013 à 10:26, Robin Berjon a écrit :
>> Every draft in TR is required to feature a pointer to its existing snapshots (how many there are will depend on how advanced it is).
>
>
> Very often people complained about the facts that implementers were having access to old versions of a specification. Something else that could be done.
>
> Linkable doesn't mean indexable.
> So when version N is published, it could be possible to add version N-1 in robots.txt. such as
>
> User-agent: *
> Disallow: /TR/2013/10/shortname-blah
>
>
> It creates a bit more opacity on the older versions, still accessible through links (previous), but less findable through search engines.

This sounds like a good idea to me.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:48:23 UTC

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