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Re: Any interest in automatic link-updating?

From: Daniel W. Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 15:26:08 -0400
Message-Id: <199607181926.PAA24563@anansi.w3.org>
To: "Lee Daniel Crocker" <lcrocker@calweb.com>, Lee Daniel Crocker <lee@piclab.com>
cc: www-talk@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
In message <199607172326.QAA29327@web1.calweb.com>, "Lee Daniel Crocker" writes
>That's great for meta-data, and I hope it becomes popular, but
>updating URLs isn't really a meta-data issue.  It's more like
>a link-relationship issue, I think.  I'd like to see indexers
>like Yahoo understand <link rev=supersedes href=...> to update
>their links automatically, as well as others.

Good idea. This sort of thing was discussed at a recent W3C
workshop. See:


and in particular:


>As for how to get webmasters to follow a convention (no small
>problem), I think right now that a few commercial folks like
>Yahoo and AltaVista have 10x more power than W3C does to make
>that happen.  If Yahoo used this one feature to keep its
>links up to date, I think everyone would follow.

That's why we got the search vendors in the room to hash this
stuff out!

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