[rfc-i] RFC citations committee I-D issued

Ted Hardie ted.ietf at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 20:58:49 PST 2011


On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:

>
>> In any event, it would be worth specifying a long-term URL base for
>> accessing I-Ds and then making sure it's operated accordingly.
>
> -1, at least here. If the IETF Secretariat takes over that function and
> shows that it can do so well (in particular, have more sensible URLs than
> those that are used for the ietf-announce archive that the IETF Secretariat
> runs), then we can decide to add URLs. Until then (and that can take a long
> time), it is sufficient to allow Internet-Draft filenames.

Note that URNs are available for this, so that you can have long term
identifier without reference to who hosts it.  See RFC 2648, which
has

draft-nss = "id:" string

The example the draft gives is:

urn:ietf:id:ietf-urn-ietf-06

Note that this cites a specific version.

regards,

Ted Hardie


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