Peter von Kaehne
refdoc at gmx.net
Sat Nov 29 16:42:14 MST 2008
Chris Little wrote:
> 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.
This does make sense. We should probably include then a date when the
text was obtained. This could also serve as a useful record should we
ever be accused wrt copyrights. A fair number of free text providers
changed their parameters over the years.
> Prose telling people to get updates from BF is another matter and should
> of course be updated.
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