[rfc-i] DOIs and RFCs
touch at isi.edu
Tue Feb 11 14:56:20 PST 2014
Less about this specific document than the need for it at all...
I don't see the benefit in creating another level of indirection for
RFCs. We already have the rfc-editor URL as a way to identify them;
citing them using an additional level of indirection through a separate
service that may or may not be around in 20 years seems to be of no
particular benefit and a lot of potential harm. E.g., the ACM Digital
Library should link to the rfc-editor URL, which avoids dependence on
DOI URL redirection.
I similarly don't think its useful to include DOIs as part of citations.
On 2/11/2014 2:15 PM, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> Hello all,
> John Levine has written an I-D on assigning Digital Object Identifiers
> (DOIs) to RFCs. This draft has been accepted by the IAB as an IAB
> stream draft.
> I encourage you all to look it over and offer your comments. Changes
> will be considered and, if accepted, incorporated into a new draft prior
> to the official Call for Comments.
> Since this draft impacts the entire RFC Series but was not written by
> the RFC Editor, I will be acting more as a document shepherd for the draft.
> After the rfc-interest community has had a chance to look this over, I
> will ask the RSOC to review the process I have followed to inform the
> community and collect input, and the IAB to start the Call for Comments
> period. The Call for Comments period will direct the broader community
> here for additional comments and discussion.
> Thank you for your time,
> Heather Flanagan, RSE
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