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

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 21:31:15 -0400
Message-Id: <F3BFF313-9E8E-4E4A-8432-D6DF407A6A4D@w3.org>
To: Tex Texin <textexin@xencraft.com>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>, Paul Libbrecht <paul@activemath.org>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "<www-tag@w3.org>" <www-tag@w3.org>, Tex Texin <textexin@xencraft.com>

It is important to distinguish between the Royal Mail case and the  
Nikkei case. In the latter case I think the assertion was that Nikkei  
had the right to prohibit anyone from making a link to their web  
pages. This is nonsense.

Very different from the Royal Mail case, where they invite linking but  
suggest specific URLs because those are the ones they commit to  
maintaining.  They also to their credit give a URL construction  
algorithm for tracking a parcel.
Received on Monday, 26 April 2010 01:31:55 UTC

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