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Bug 155179 - Standard notice for legacy and obsoleted documents ?
Standard notice for legacy and obsoleted documents ?
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: docs-requests (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Wade
Tommy Reynolds
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Reported: 2005-04-17 12:52 EDT by Stuart Ellis
Modified: 2009-07-07 00:08 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-06-30 11:56:28 EDT
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Possible "Obsolete Document" notice (491 bytes, text/plain)
2005-04-17 12:52 EDT, Stuart Ellis
no flags Details
Possible "Legacy Document" notice (682 bytes, text/plain)
2005-04-17 12:54 EDT, Stuart Ellis
no flags Details

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Description Stuart Ellis 2005-04-17 12:52:49 EDT
Description of problem:

Following discussion on fedora-docs-list re: Legacy, it may (or may not) be
useful to have standard notices for documents at different stages of support
(Current/Legacy/Obsolete), in the same way that there is a standard notice for
draft documents.

Mailing list link:


Attached is a possible "Obsolete Document" notice, similar to the draft notice.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): N/A

How reproducible:

Read an old document :)
Actual results:

It may not be obvious whether the document is current or not.

Expected results:

Is obvious that the document is historical, and there is a link to the Website
to look for a later version.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Stuart Ellis 2005-04-17 12:52:50 EDT
Created attachment 113293 [details]
Possible "Obsolete Document" notice
Comment 2 Stuart Ellis 2005-04-17 12:54:25 EDT
Created attachment 113294 [details]
Possible "Legacy Document" notice
Comment 3 Paul W. Frields 2005-04-23 17:13:31 EDT
Stuart, I like the text you wrote.  I made only minor style revisions.  Should
we tie this in with a required &FCLOCALVER; entity, so that when a reader gets a
legacy or obsolete document, they know exactly at which version of Fedora Core
their document version stalled?
Comment 4 Stuart Ellis 2005-04-24 10:11:35 EDT
I would say yes...perhaps file a separate RFE and cross-link them ?

&FCLOCALVER; may be a separate issue from stamping documents as
Safe/Old/At-Your-Own-Risk, as the new entity could be used within the text, as
well as the header.

When we agree the process we could make a mock document and run it all the way
through the lifecycle, with both the headers and entity to see how they work out
in practice.
Comment 5 eric@christensenplace.us 2009-06-30 11:56:28 EDT
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Comment 6 eric@christensenplace.us 2009-07-07 00:08:54 EDT
Ticket moved to allow products to be removed from BZ.

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