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From "Dennis E. Hamilton" <>
Subject RE: Call for comments: Webpage for Listing OpenOffice Consultants
Date Thu, 27 Sep 2012 00:26:07 GMT
OK, you got me ...

Umm, if the third party puts up an AOO-supplied logo, I don't think one can learn anything
at AOO other than whether or not there are page views that pull the resource from the AOO
location.  It gets a little messy to track those.

If there is a third-party page or image (or other resource) that AOO holds a link to, the
operation of that link can be checked from the AOO side by performing a get of that resource
from a script.  This pull-based scheme seems cleaner.  That looks like an easy way to check
that the third-party site is operating and an agreed resource is still reachable.

 - Dennis 

PS: This can still be gamed.  If there is any doubt, someone might need to fire up their browser
in a sandbox and go look.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Weir [] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 14:25
Subject: Re: Call for comments: Webpage for Listing OpenOffice Consultants

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Dennis will like this.  Just thought of a "poka-yoke" approach to
identifying obsolete listings.  Simply require that the logo be hosted
by the listed company.  That way, if the company moves on, there is a
good chance that the image link will break as well and this will be
obvious when looking at the listings.

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