RE: Opinions, please. Keep entire archive or toss old?
Hi. 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. ----->Nathan > -----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 > -- > ====================================================================== > B. Tommie Usdin mailto:btusdin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Mulberry Technologies, Inc. http://www.mulberrytech.com > 17 West Jefferson Street Phone: 301/315-9631 > Suite 207 Direct Line: 301/315-9634 > Rockville, MD 20850 Fax: 301/315-8285 > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > Mulberry Technologies: A Consultancy Specializing in XML and SGML > ======================================================================
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