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RE: Opinions, please. Keep entire archive or toss old?

Subject: RE: Opinions, please. Keep entire archive or toss old?
From: "Nathan Young \(natyoung\)" <natyoung@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 14:15:35 -0700
nathan young

I have had many many experiences of finding useful information via web
serches that turn up mailing list archives several years old.  In my
current position I work with a system that went live in 2000 and I know
for a fact that the XSL parser has not been updated since that time.

Just my 2 cents.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mulberry Technologies List Owner
> [mailto:xsl-list-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:31 PM
> To: xsl-list
> Subject:  Opinions, please. Keep entire archive or toss old?
> Friends --
> I have recently received two apparently unrelated requests to remove
> the first several years of the XSL-List archive from the server.
> Both were from people who seemed to be embarrassed that they had
> asked beginner questions and wanted to be known for their more
> advanced contributions. One also implied that since the practice of
> XSL has changed over the years the older postings are misleading.
> My personal inclination is to reject the requests, and the premise
> behind them. We all start every new technology as beginners, and
> those of us who know many things were beginners many times. That's not
> something to be embarrassed about, in my opinion. I also do not see
> that the practice of XSL has really matured that dramatically; people
> are still asking many of the questions we were discussing in 1998.
> But before making such a decision, I thought I'd ask the list for
> your opinions. (I would be willing to lop off the first few years
> if we really don't want them; I am not willing to edit the archive
> in any more manual or judgement-based way. I will not, for example,
> remove postings by people who don't want their names in the archive.)
> So, what do you think?
> -- Tommie
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