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Wednesday, April 27th, 2011, 6:47 am

Legacy Pages

CLEARLY, when one writes/maintains a Web site, keeping pages up to date is a tough task and the bigger the site is, the harder it gets. Updates can be made to the appearance of pages, as well as the content. Unlike newspapers, for example, sites can be accessed 10 years down the line and not carry a timestamp to indicate that the information in them may no longer be accurate. This is fine in the case of because most pages contain some sort of timestamp (most pages here are about 6 or 7 years old). Even when pages get updated if makes sense to keep the old content in tact, at least as a form of legacy. That’s what I did over the weekend with the introduction page, which someone complained about as it was about 7 years old and needed a refresh. The bottom line is, for certain types of sites, keeping them up to date is a monumental task. Webmasters do not deserve hassle for it.

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