On Fri, Jan 05, 2018 at 09:01:26AM -0500, Alec Warner wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 5:08 AM, Ulrich Mueller <u...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> > > +    In news item format ``>2.0``, this field is mandatory.
> >
> > I think it should not be mandatory, for the purpose of the tools
> > dealing with news items. So I'd simply say here: "Only in news item
> > format 2.1 or later."
> >
> My concern is that if it isn't mandatory; we will end up with the same
> problem.
> No one will set expiry headers on their items and we will be forced to go
> back and update old news items to add them once
> there are too many items (today's state.)
> Alternatively we could simply state amend the glep to have a default expiry
> (say 3y) and if no expires header is present we consume the Posted header
> for this purpose.

If we have a default expiration, it should be one year after the date
posted to go along with our current policy of not supporting things that
are older than a year.


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