[rfc-i] URL checking

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Oct 20 05:12:53 PDT 2005


> Documents are referred to by title, authors, and venue (conference name,
> journal name, etc.)
> 
> People can be referred to the same way.
> 
> However, URLs are more like "book 5, row 6, on Joe's office shelf" -
> they don't identify the document, they identify WHERE to get the
> document. IMO, if you identify the URL sufficiently (IETF BTNS WG at
> IETF 63), you have more than enough information to find it, and a URL is
> just a location identifier that WILL change.

Again: whether it will change or not entirely depends on the one 
issueing these URLs. URLs of W3C specs *are* stable, and so are the ones 
used on ietf.org (I hope).

*Cool URIs don't change* (<http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI>).

 > ...

Best regards, Julian


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