Re: RFC: Multi-Owner Maintenance robot (MOMspider) (Lou Montulli)
From: (Lou Montulli)
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Subject: Re: RFC: Multi-Owner Maintenance robot (MOMspider)
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 93 11:26:45 CST
In-reply-to: <>; from "Dave_Raggett" at Dec 6, 93 3:40 pm
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> >                              & BASE?     & OWNER?   & EXPIRES? )>
> > <!ELEMENT OWNER - -  CDATA    -- Alias name for document owner -->
> > <!ELEMENT EXPIRES - -  CDATA  -- Expiration date in RFC850 format -->
> Your suggestion for a multi-owner maintenance robot (MOMspider) seems
> a good one, and I like the idea for making the owner and expiry date
> part of the document HEAD. I never did like the <LINK REL="MADE" HREF=...">
> notation. Perhaps we ought to stipulate the OWNER should be an email address?

I support this very strongly.  I can't tell you how many comments I get
saying, "you made a typo on this page" where the Lynx user assumes that
their comment is going to the document owner (like it should).

I think that the document owners would really appreciate getting this
information :)  Rather than me having to return the message and say.
"That document has no defined owner, you might try sending your comment
to webmaster@host, but there's no guarantee that it will get through."
Most people don't bother at that point.


> When viewing a document with markup errors, or broken links, who should
> the reader  mail - the author or the admin staff, e.g. www-admin@host?
> The author may want responsibility, or the document may have been produced
> automatically. Perhaps we should use an additional attribute, what do you
> think?
> I will be happy to include this in the revised HTML+ spec - so long
> as there isn't vociferous feelings against the idea on the net.
> Dave Raggett

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