[rfc-i] URL checking

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Tue Oct 18 06:47:51 PDT 2005



Carl Malamud wrote:
>...
>>IMO, given search engines, it's not clear that they serve a useful
>>purpose in archival documents anymore.
> 
> Joe, you seem to have adopted some odd-ball geek religion which believes Google 
> is going to solve all problems, the web will go away soon, and all life, including 
> the writing of RFCs, are ultimately pointless.

Search engines make the need to communicate in URLs largely go away,
just as the DNS made the need to communicate in IP addresses largely go
away.

As to believing that they will overtake URLs as a way to find things,
I'll assume you've heard of electricity by now, right? It's all the rage ;-)

Joe
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