Monday, December 1, 2008

Please put dates on web pages!

I know sites want to appear as though they have been recently updated, but at least news items could put a date. Many do, but there are still a lot that don't. This article on mini-cars for example, http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/11/1117_japan_minicar/index_01.htm
includes the totally unhelpful text "...they fell 6.2% in October..." and "In 1997, kei accounted for 24% of Japan's total auto sales; this year, the figure will be 35%." No help in the URL either. Anyone else share this gripe?

1 comment:

MJ said...

Apart from the bit in the URL which says

.../06/11/1117/...

which correlates with the date field in the source
20061117

puts it as 17th November 2006