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Subject: Re: [office] Wrong link in the spec

Another approach is to report this to ISI (or IANA), that they are redirecting http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types to http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types when it should redirect to http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types.  

The URL we quote was correct originally.  You see it used in other places, in books:


in IETF drafts:


and in published W3C Notes:


So it would help more than just us if the redirect was fixed.

In general link decay on the web happens.  This will not change.  The best we can do is link to the most authoritative page at the time, and update the link when it changes.  Adopters of standards have a few other options, including downloading copies of any referenced pages and maintaining them in a local repository, as insurance against link Armageddon.  Or they could contact OASIS (or ISO/IEC JTC1) if they had concerns.  Or they could consult a domain expert on the subject who would quickly let them know that the IANA registry of content types is well-known in the industry, non-controversial and has nothing to do with the openness of a standard.  



<office@lists.oasis-open.org> wrote on 08/03/2013 07:36:32 AM:

> From: "Charles-H. Schulz" <charles-h.schulz@arsaperta.com>

> To: "'ODF TC List '" <office@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Date: 08/03/2013 07:33 AM
> Subject: [office] Wrong link in the spec
> Sent by: <office@lists.oasis-open.org>
> Hello,
> It has been brought to the attention of the Document Foundation as well
> as other European entities that the European Commission has labeled the
> ODF standard "not open" and problematic in one of its official
> publications.
> Inquiries on this matter has led us to receive the following answer
> from the European Commission: That there's a dead link in the
> specification at the section 17.7.3 :
> My question is twofold: what correction could be made to this deadlink
> (apart from its obvious removal) and how long would the publication of
> an erratum take?
> Thank you,
> Charles-H. Schulz
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