[rfc-i] DOIs

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Jan 26 16:50:12 PST 2010

Henning Schulzrinne wrote:
> As far as I understand the DOI model, the "publisher" (here, the RFC editor) allocates the numbers after the / locally. Presumably, this can just be the RFC number, so the extra work is essentially zero.
> Compared to URLs, the DOI is not protocol-dependent (i.e., will work after HTTP goes away) and happens to be somewhat shorter than the URL. I find it peculiar that, among all technical publications, RFCs consider themselves so special that they have to re-invent what the rest of the technical publishing community has already done.

We already have all that: "urn:ietf:rfc:...".

BR, Julian

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