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Re: Change of URL

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 12:14:30 +0100
To: "w3c-translators@w3.org" <w3c-translators@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t11diggowxe0ny@widsith.local>

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 08:11:18 +0100, someone wrote:
> ... the URL for the translation of ... has been changed from ...

Hi folks. Please NEVER break the URI of a translation. If you can't host  
it reasonably reliably (i.e. you are sure that it won't move in at least  
10 years), please ask W3C or someone else who can to do so. Finding that  
links just randomly fail for important documents like W3C specifications  
is extremely painful.

Note of course that this is a primary reason why W3C is reluctant to point  
to a number of translations.

Please read http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI by Tim Berners-Lee which  
discusses this.

(I don't mean to criticise anyone in particular, and realise that many  
people do change URIs - even in my own company I have faced this problem,  
as has W3C itself. But it is a very bad practice, and not something you  
should do if you want to be responsible for work at a level as fundamental  
as W3C).



Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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