Don’t they know ‘Cool URIs don’t change’?

In order to keep Triple S up to date with interesting science news for the younger crew, I subscribe to a few science-related news feeds. But I got a bit of a nasty shock to find out that some stories – notably on Yahoo News and Reuters News – are not permanently archived. Feed items that I flagged for followup as recently as December are no longer accessible.

I consider this to be really bad. I don’t want my blog to suffer from link rot – at least not after a month! I’m limited now to sites that I know do keep archives – the Australian ABC, the BBC, and the New York Times all seem pretty safe.

Sigh… don’t they know Cool URIs don’t change? I hate to think what the blogosphere is going to look like in a few years.

~ by goatlady on January 23, 2006.

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