Re: Quality problems - AGREE! (Steve Foster)
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 22:31:15 --100
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Subject: Re: Quality problems - AGREE!
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Jacob Palme wrote:
}   ... < stuff deleted >  
} >My suggestion for a solution to this problem is the following:
} >Change the format of WWW and Gopher documents, so that there is a bit 
} >somewhere in the document saying that "this is a dummy document,
} >the real document is not available any more". Also, always store
} >in WWW and Gopher documents the e-mail address of the person responsible 
} >for the document. By document I mean also Gopher menus.
} >
} >Then create a program which runs through the whole worldwide Gopher and 
} >WWW data bases, in much the same way as is done when accumulating data 
} >for the Veronica data bases. This program should note every case where a 
} >
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} >Jacob Palme                  E-mail:

 I have started a rudimentary quality-checking program for veronica.
 We are trying sites and files at random ...  this is rather crude yet
 because we don't have a way to distinguish bad data except the Bummer
 msgs and "can't connect" msgs.  I think some sort of marker like Jacob's
 could be quite helpful.

 - steve foster