[rfc-i] DOIs and RFCs

Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoermi at gmx.net
Wed Feb 12 08:54:42 PST 2014


* Colin Perkins wrote:
>On 12 Feb 2014, at 16:32, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi at gmx.net> wrote:
>> I think using documents like http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc1234 as
>> redirection target is a bad idea, it's difficult to understand that is
>> not actually the document you want and how to get to the document. And
>> there is no HTML version linked either.
>
>The rfc-editor info page for the RFC is not that different in content 
>from the page the IEEE return for DOI resolution. For example, if you 
>follow http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCOM.1974.1092259 you are redirected to 
>a page with an abstract, basic bibliographic data, and a link to the PDF 
>of the paper. The ACM provides very similar pages for DOI resolution 
>too. 

(It would of course be an option to improve the design of the page, for
instance, the "Full Text" button on the latter page probably helps, and
you do not hope for a HTML version if you end up on IEEE.org...)
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