You DO realise the logic of the argument you have just made don't you?
You have just placed blaim for theft on the victim of the theft, for not taking specific steps to prevent it.
If I come around you place, break in and steal all your stuff you realise it's going to be your fault for not having armed guards in your house 24/7?
The Sentinal web site is the property of the Sentinal newspaper and they can do whatever the feck they like on it (within the law), in exactly the same way the Register can do what they like on theirs.
If the Sentinal choose to publish everything in Greek, use blue text, or only use pictures of peoples feet that is their parogitive.
If the Sentinal choose not to put publication dates on stories that is their parogitive and not their error/fault.
And of couse, if the Sentinal choose to embed the publication date in the URL that too is their choice - from the bogstorm article you can see every single URL contains "...021210...dec10..." and in yy-mm-dd format that gives us 2002 December 10th...the date the story was published.
I'm sure anyone that struck a syndication deal with the Sentinal would be told about this so would be able to correctly categorise the stories...