[rfc-i] Proposed new RFC submission requirements

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Sun May 27 11:11:26 PDT 2012


On May 27, 2012, at 12:39 AM, Joe Hildebrand wrote:
...
>> Please provide the ISBN numbers for, e.g., www.google.com then.
> 
> I just did some reading on ISBNs.  This:
> 
> http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/international/html/usm6.htm
> 
> leads me to believe that Google would have to get a new ISBN number every
> time there was a substantial change to their site, which doesn't seem
> useful.

Right.

> However, having an ISBN for an RFC seems completely in the spirit
> of ISBNs.  We might need a separate one for each format that we publish, if
> we think ISBNs are really useful.

We have an ISSN number already (the one that applies to a series, vs. a single pub). There are separate ISSNs for print and electronic forms, but not clearly for different formats within electronic forms.

Joe


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