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The New York Times should do this

Via Roel's weblog: Webwereld reports that the Belgian newspaper De Standaard will open up its paid archives to webloggers. Considering the annoyance I and undoubtedly many others experience when an interesting link in a blog sends you to a login page - which as often as not stops me dead in my tracks, even now that the world has Bugmenot - this is a good compromise.
De Standaard will use referral headers to determine if the incoming link is from a blog. I have no doubt that the server software will get it wrong often, at least at first. But it will get better. Now if only the New York Times would do the same...

Update: Bloggers can go to the Blogsafe link generator to create working links to NYT articles. Until it gets shut down, probly.


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