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Re: Deep linking barriers in the UK: The Royal Mail

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 22:51:49 -0500
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>, "Henry S.Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <1271994709.4466.11207.camel@pav.lan>
On Thu, 2010-04-22 at 22:07 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
> On 2010-04 -22, at 16:47, Paul Libbrecht wrote:
> 
> > What is the reason this is called deep-linking?
> 
> Well, it has been called that.
> 
> > I sure understand it (the path is not zero) but the fact that the TAG calls the issue "deep linking" seems to show that such links are not normal links and this is fundamentally wrong.
> > At least for the concern of this blog post, I believe the real issue is "freedom of linking" which is what the British post corporation seems to oppose to.
> 
> Has anyone actually found a current policy on their web site to that effect?

"We constantly change and update sections of our site, and want to
ensure that you and your customers continue to get the latest
information and services you need. Therefore, please don’t provide links
to pages on our website other than those listed above." --
http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=28000674&mediaId=28100668

> I couldn't when I just looked around
> http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm
> 
> and
> http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/jump2?catId=400144&mediaId=400147
> 
> "Terms and Conditions of Website Access":  anchor text leading to:
> http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content2?catId=5700002&mediaId=400226
> (page title "Welcome to the Royal Mail")
> 
> Maybe I couldn't find it.
> Or maybe they changed it.
> 
> etc
> 
> Tim
> 
> > 
> > paul
> > 
> > 
> > Le 02-avr.-10 à 11:10, Henry S. Thompson a écrit :
> >> See http://www.malcolmcoles.co.uk/blog/link-royal-mail/
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 


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