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

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 21:35:16 +0200
Cc: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <541F661A-40D2-4E79-B1A6-47CFFCD85EE5@activemath.org>
To: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>

Le 23-avr.-10 à 04:07, Tim Berners-Lee a écrit :

>> What is the reason this is called deep-linking?
> Well, it has been called that.

Excuse me to insist but I really feel that calling it is tainting it  
as sin while it really is just a usual form of linking and it should  
be clear to be a normal right except on "evil sites". I feel that  
naming it such, from an authority such as the TAG, does justify policy- 
makers to write such conditions-of-use.

The royal-mail story in this thread really is just one such example,  
several "académies" (local-school-boards) in France simply zapped all  
the resources they hosted on their website for fear of breaking such  
rules (no URL to give away yet).

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