[whatwg] Link rot is not dangerous

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed May 20 15:12:10 PDT 2009

On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 4:02 PM, Dan Brickley <danbri at danbri.org> wrote:
> On 20/5/09 22:54, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>> On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 2:35 AM, Toby A Inkster<mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>
>>  wrote:
>> And yet, given an example use of the vocabulary, I'm quite certain I
>> can easily find the page I want describing the vocab, even when there
>> are overlaps in prefixes such as with "bio".
>> FYN is nearly never necessary for humans.  We have the intelligence to
>> craft search queries and decide which returned result is correct.
> What happens in practice is that many of these perfectly intelligent humans
> ask in email or IRC questions that are clearly answered directly in the
> relevant documentation. You can lead humans to the documentation, but you
> can't make 'em read...

This is an unfortunate reality, and one which cannot be cured simply
be embedding a url reasonably close to the location.  I humbly suggest
using www.lmgtfy.com to chastise the lazy bums while remaining
helpful.  ^_^


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