How the archive treats URIs
jbone at deepfile.com
Thu Apr 24 23:15:49 PDT 2003
On Thursday, Apr 24, 2003, at 16:33 US/Central, Gregory Alan Bolcer
> Hey Jeff,
> You realize that if you just cut and paste the
> URL it doesn't actually get stuck in the archive right?
I just checked, and either (a) Greg's wrong, or (b) I misinterpreted
the comment, Greg's telling me that the representation of the URI
doesn't get transcluded. If (b) well, duh, Greg, I didn't think that.
I was just wiring up links for PageRank and future link topology-based
tools. :-) I realize I might've confused Greg w/ the Slashdot comment;
my intent wasn't to get the *content* into the archive to avoid
/.-effect, merely to get the links in place for Google's eventual
benefit... the comment was offered as a warning to folks that the
links might not work due to congestion from /.
In case there's any residual confusion --- simple URI strings in a text
mail message to the list are transformed by mailman (what we use here)
into an <a> element when rendered as HTML. So you can have your cake
and eat it to, which is what I thought until Greg rattled my cage.
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