philarcher.org site policies

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URI Persistence

Most of the content of this site appears under the 'diary' which is dated. This is a reflection of the way that, for example, the W3C Web site is managed — it makes it easy to promise that pages won't be deleted. The intention is that once a page is published on this site it will continue to exist indefinitely. I may need to edit a page (perhaps to remove a broken link) but the page will persist. Very rarely I may decide to reorganise some of the content of some pages and may therefore no longer include a link to an existing page. Nevertheless, it will continue to exist so that any link to it will not be broken.

I intend to maintain this site for as long as I or the Web survive. Beyond that of course I cannot promise anything — although I am seriously trying to think of a business model for continuing to host sites beyond the owner's death. A Web site like this is a barely ordered stream of material that one can only assume will be of no value whatever to future historians. It is not a reflection of all of me, only that fraction that I choose to make public. Nevertheless, it is public and I intend it to continue to remain available for as long as possible.