[rfc-i] URIs in references, was: Call for Review of draft-iab-styleguide-01.txt, "RFC Style Guide"

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Mar 25 23:37:30 PDT 2014


On 2014-03-26 01:53, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> ...
> 2) Maybe it should also be stated that "tinyurl" and its equivalents
> are not allowed, i.e. URIs must point directly to the target. However,
> I suppose DOIs are allowed.
> ...

What about PURLs?

> ...
>> That doesn't work for me.
>>
>> It makes Mark Nottingham's and Tim Bray's super-stable blog URIs
>> disallowed (personal web page), but would make a random blogger.com page
>> acceptable.
>
> 3) Not as a normative reference. But isn't it the case that normative
> references only arise in standards track documents?* So this should
> be an IETF stream decision in any case. I would expect any decision
> to use a URI as a normative reference would be subject to IESG
> approval.
>
> *I am aware that some Informational documents emerge with "normative"
> references. I think that's a bug, but it's a stream issue anyway.

I don't see why informational documents can't have normative references, 
but that's indeed a separate discussion.

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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