[sword-devel] summary

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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