[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

Bence Damokos bdamokos at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 07:22:37 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 6:03 AM, Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu> wrote:

> I'm not really clear on what a link is. You specify it as a URL, but a
> URL alone does not constitute a link. A link is the rendering of this
> code:
> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page">label</a>
> But the proposed attribution guideline says absolutely nothing about
> what the link label should be, and only specifies the href component
> of the link.

This definition would exclude any offline "linking"...
Rigid definitions of link texts might lead to confusion in case of a
non-English version of this attribution requirement. (Should the link text
be always in English; if the translation has a typoor worse a translation
error in it, should it be rigidly followed by reusers for whom the link text
would have no real meaning).

Bence Damokos

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