[rfc-i] URL checking

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Fri Oct 21 12:58:32 PDT 2005



  *> 
  *> I suspect the real cost is in context switching.  Every time the RFC
  *> Editor finds something that causes the document to be deferred, it is
  *> necessary to change the state of the document, send notices to the
  *> appropriate parties, etc.  The checks must then be made again when the
  *> new document and/or corrections are submitted, and the person doing the
  *> check may have to rediscover the particulars of that document.

This is certainly a true statement in general.  However, bad URLs are a
much less frequent cause for context switching than dangling citations and
references, for example.  Frankly, I marvel at the way Sandy Ginoza
keeps track of all the context switches during the RFC publication
process.

Bob Braden

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