User talk:Murdos

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Revision as of 07:54, 26 February 2010 by Murdos (talk | contribs)

Edits on MusicBrainz Identifier

Why shouldn't the URIs have the '.html' extension? Also, can "absolute URI" be changed to just "URI"? --navap 22:07, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

ruaok clarified on IRC that the URIs should have the extension and shouldn't have "absolute". When NGS is released the page can be changed to reflect the appropriate URIs without the extensions.--navap 00:57, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
You're mixing URI and URL. See MusicBrainz_XML_Meta_Data#IDs_and_Types: URIs don't have the html extension. BTW the various <entity>_ID pages were correct on that point, so I think that your responsibility to make sure that everything in the pages you're removing appears correctly in the replacing page. Murdos 07:54, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

And about the various <entity>_ID pages, no one responded to either my or Nikki's comments on Candidate_for_Deletion/Current where we voted for merging the various pages together. I strongly feel that duplicate/redundant information should not be spread out among several pages, especially when the resulting page (not counting header/footer templates) is all of 3 or 4 sentences like it was with these <entity>_ID pages. You mentioned that permanent IDs are an important part of MusicBrainz, and I agree, but I think that if documenting them means just talking about the permanent IDs themselves - and not the entities - then any and all documentation can fit comfortably on MusicBrainz Identifier. --navap 22:07, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

I was especially surprised by this way of doing things. I would have expected that you announce your move on Candidate_for_Deletion/Current. I'm ok with these changes (the redirections) on the strict condition that <entity>_ID pages themselves are never removed from the wiki. Murdos 07:54, 26 February 2010 (UTC)