[rfc-i] DOIs and RFCs

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Tue Feb 11 19:40:13 PST 2014



> On Feb 11, 2014, at 6:42 PM, Dave Crocker <dhc at dcrocker.net> wrote:
> 
>> On 2/11/2014 2:56 PM, Joe Touch wrote:
>> 
>> 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.
> ...
>> I similarly don't think its useful to include DOIs as part of citations.
> 
> 
> "RFC" is a local namespace, with no formalized global anchoring.

Add www.rfc-editor.org

Just like DOIs are meaningless without a dereferencing URL. 

> Let me stress that:  We have no globally unique naming scheme for our documents.  What we have is a global /addressing/ scheme, but that's not very helpful when the document is stored elsewhere, absent a human making the judgement about whether it is one of /our/ RFCs.
> 
> DOIs will fix that.

So will www.rfc-editor.org, which we already own and run. 

This problem doesn't benefit from outsourcing. 

Joe



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