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SV: Broken links

From: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:14:20 +0100
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I will try to find a way to turn a broken link off when it is so old, or for
other reasons, that it does not make sense to fix it. When a broken link is
turned off, it should still look like a link, and still have the information
(URL) of the original link, but it should be marked as broken, and should
not be a real link using A-tag.

This is my conclusion from the debate.


-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: Charles McCathieNevile [mailto:charles@sidar.org]
Sendt: 21. februar 2003 02:42
Til: Jesper Tverskov
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Emne: Re: Broken links

I don't think it is right, I think it shows that some people haven't
understood the web very well, or that things are lost (having been
trained as an historian, this doesn't strike me as progress ;-)

One of the general rambling documents produced by Tim Berners-Lee about
the Web is called "cool URIs don't change" - in my opinion one of the
more important documents he has written (others would include the
original specification for HTML, and much more important for URLs and

see http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI



On Thursday, Feb 13, 2003, at 20:11 Australia/Melbourne, Jesper
Tverskov wrote:

> Is it right, that users should expect and we should all accept broken
> links as a natural thing in old web pages and in archived material?
> I would like to hear some opinions on this issue, since I have my
> doubts?
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Friday, 21 February 2003 03:08:26 UTC

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