[CRISP-TEAM] NRO CRISP Website: to reflect the lates staus

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Thu Jan 22 10:23:55 CET 2015

On Thu, 22 Jan 2015, Izumi Okutani wrote:
> Alan,
> Would you confirm whether you wish 
> <https://www.nro.net/crisp-final-proposal> to be the landing 
> page where people may choose the TXT, HTML, or PDF version at 
> this point?
> - This would require changes for links for the past proposal drafts if
>   we make it consistent.
> - An alternative is to make it the same with other versions for now
>   and add html and text links seperately.

I like URLs to make sense.  If the URL implies that it's the final 
proposal, then it should be either the final proposal itself, or 
a brief explanation about the final proposal, with easy access to 
the final proposal itself.

While there was only one file format (PDF) it might have made 
sense for the URL to go directly to the PDF file.  As soon as 
there are multiple formats, or multiple languages, that can all be 
thought of as variations of the "final proposal", then I think it 
makes sense for the URL to go to a landing page where the user can 
choose which of the many variations of the "final proposal" they 

The same argument applies to all older versions, and they should 
all be consistent.

> My current preference is, make the link consistent with past 
> versions for now (link to the PDF for the URL above, have 
> seperate URLs for html and text version) and work on it later if 
> needed - and would like to hear your thoughts.

The easiest way of achieving consistency is to leave all the 
previously-advertised links pointing directly to the PDF files.  
I think it would be better to make all the previously-advertised 
links point to landing pages.  I will be satisfied with either 

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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