[rfc-i] DOIs and RFCs

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Feb 12 08:55:27 PST 2014


On 2014-02-12 17:32, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
>> 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.
>>
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-iab-doi/
>
> It should probably cite `urn:ietf:rfc:2648` in some form.
>
> 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.

I believe whatever the future "canonical" URI of a RFC is, it should be 
what people most likely want to see - an HTML version, potentially 
augmented with up-to-date status information.

Best regards, Julian



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