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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] outdated material on apache web-site
Date Sat, 22 Dec 2007 23:32:22 GMT
On Dec 22, 2007 6:11 PM, Victor Trac <victor.trac@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 22, 2007 10:55 PM, Joshua Slive <joshua@slive.ca> wrote:
>
> > On Dec 22, 2007 2:27 PM, Dan Mahoney, System Admin <danm@prime.gushi.org>
> wrote:
> > > Hey all,
> > >
> > > I came across this http://httpd.apache.org/related_projects.html:
> >
> > > This info is seriously outdated, as neither stronghold nor raven are
> > > available anymore, and the RSA patent is at this point long expired.
> > > (This page also makes no mention of mod_ssl).
> >
> > You'll notice that this page isn't linked from anywhere.
>
> I have to respectfully disagree here.  The original poster came across them
> somehow, so it's linked from somewhere.

Go ask google where it is linked from. You'll see that it is
vanishingly close to nowhere.

> >
> > You run a certain risk when you do random google searches and expect
> > the result to be authoritative. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have a
> > "This page is obsolete" message at the top, but it shouldn't be
> > causing problems in any case.
> >
> > Joshua.
>
> It isn't unreasonable to expect that a document from a http.apache.org
> address to be authoritative.  It is one thing to look at a search result
> from some random blog, but this is apache.org, a domain that should be most
> authoritative about apache.
>
> Documentation should be as accurate and clean as any code.  If there is an
> obscure bug that only affects a very small percentage of people, it is
> reasonable to expect that the code be fixed to maintain a certain level of
> quality for the project overall.  Just because it "shouldn't cause any
> problems" doesn't mean it shouldn't be fixed.  The page should be fixed or
> deleted.

If you want a code analogy, this is more equivalent to a bug in a
source file that is not even included in the final program. Sure, it
should be fixed, but it is hardly important.

And speaking of getting bugs fixed, the bug database would be the
place to file issues like this so they aren't lost.

Joshua.

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