On 12/14/2010 3:27 PM, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
The problem I have with this is not the content (presumably the author of the
I-D is vouching for any references they use), it's
that the content can change at any time.
The problem with referencing *any* web page, whether it's Wikipedia or
otherwise, is that the content can change at any time. So you not only
need spatial coordinates (the URL), but also the temporal coordinates
(date and time) for *when* the pertinent data was accessed and found to
be on that web page.
Interestingly enough, the "rules" for external references in Wikipedia
also require the temporal coordinates to be recorded. And for Wikipedia
itself, for any given date and time you can always pull up in the
history what the page had on it right then.
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