[rfc-i] URL checking
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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