chrislit at crosswire.org
Sat Nov 29 15:50:09 MST 2008
DM Smith wrote:
> In an earlier posting I noted that without the ability to get the
> source it can be very difficult to tell where the problem originated.
> Most of our conf's don't give good enough links to the material. IMHO,
> we should give the web page on which the material can be found, if not
> the exact link from which the material is obtained.
The TextSource field was designed to indicate where a text came from,
not necessarily where it may still be obtained. It's reasonable to
change it when a link changes to something unacceptable, but if a link
simply goes dead and isn't moved, we obviously shouldn't be changing the
TextSource to another (similar) source. People who need access to source
texts that have since been taken offline can use the Internet Archive.
Prose telling people to get updates from BF is another matter and should
of course be updated.
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