[rfc-i] Call for Review of draft-iab-doi-01.txt, "Assigning Digital Object Identifiers to RFCs"

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 10:21:32 PST 2014


On 07/03/2014 07:04, John Levine wrote:
>> This becomes one of those interesting referential problems.  When you
>> say "BCP 7", do you mean "the BCP 7 at the moment the document
>> containing the reference was written" or "the BCP 7 at the moment the
>> reference is dereferenced"?  There needs to be two different
>> references, one with each meaning.
> 
> If you want a permanent reference to RFC 2008, why wouldn't you refer
> to that?

That doesn't work if the target BCP is a concatenation of several
RFCs, which may be updated separately. In that case the DOI will
have to point to a page that the RFC Editor needs to keep up to date.
But we need such a page anyway.

   Brian


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