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Re: Notifying readers when documents are too old



I'd like to see it in ation.. so let me give a "guarded yes".  I just
recently got mail from someone who couldn't find the logo files and "the
page was fill of broken links" turned out they were looking at the german
version of the page and it hasn't been translated yet...

On Fri, Jul 30, 1999 at 07:03:49PM +0200, Javier Fdz-Sanguino Pen~a wrote:
> 
> 
> 	Currently, we have a method (although not enforce) in order to check
> if translations is out of date... this method is REALLY useful for
> translators to check which pages are in need of revision, but I think that
> we should also help our users using this method.
> 	I'm currently the coordinator of the translation of the web server
> into spanish, but I will be off on September for three months and fear that
> the spanish translation will be far behind the main server (I will try to
> get a new maintainer but it might not happen).
> 
> 	Alas, I do not want spanish readers to think that Debian web server
> is way out of date and we have a mean of notifying them: use the same method
> as we use.
> 	Add in the style sheet a perl program that cheks if the current file
> is too old (maybe 5 or 10 version behind) and, before the page title show a
> message saying "These version of the translation is not up-to-date, please
> check the main server page for the latest version" (of course, in the user's
> language, using tags :)
> 
> 	¿What do you think of this? I am working with wml now, and could try
> to do this but I want to know if there are others more knowledgeable that
> myself who could do this sooner.
> 
> 	This kind of things would benefit our users of coordinators, like
> myself, that have not enough time to keep all pages up to date.
> 
> 	Regards
> 
> 	Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Peña
> 
> 
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