[rfc-i] "canonical" URI for RFCs, BCPs
braden at ISI.EDU
Mon Feb 8 12:27:37 PST 2010
Alfred � wrote:
> These pages have been produced rather quickly during the final
> stages of evolution of the draft that led to RFC 5741, and,
> as we all know, rapid prototyping is not going to be perfect.
No, the introduction of meta-pages was independent of RFC 5741, although
they happened to coincide in time.
This discussion suggests that the situation might have been clearer if
the meta-pages were named /info/rfcxxxx.meta (you see, I am a believer
in type suffixes.) Oh, well.
> The traditional .../cgi-bin/rfcdoctype.pl?... style URLs there
Traditional!? No, a recent aberration, IMHO.
Tranditionally, the canonical form for an RFC was
ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/rfcxxx.txt, and before that,
> Addtionally, having /info/stdxxx , /info/bcpnnn , and info/fyimmm
> pages would be a welcome addition.
This may be a useful idea, since STDs and BCPs have grown to have a life
of their own. Probably not high priority, however (?)
> Kind regards,
> Alfred H�nes.
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