[LINK] Something rotten at the SMH?

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Tue Jun 9 11:32:27 EST 2009


Danny said: 

> David Boxall wrote:
> > Every link on <http://www.smh.com.au/text/> that I've tried threw a 
> > 404 error. Am I doing something wrong, or is it the site?
>  
> The links on that page are also a week old, despite the date 
> in the heading.  The Herald appears to have given up 
> providing a text version of its articles.  I guess I'll have 
> to AdBlock all their advertisers now...

It's a damn shame. The .txt site was excellent. I assume that it was
automatically formatted from the main data set so, in theory at least,
it shouldn't have taken any work to maintain it. It looks like a
specific policy to get rid of it.

Fred 
  
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