[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
Mon Mar 31 09:31:55 PDT 2014


On 2014-03-31 16:50, John Levine wrote:
>>> an erratum to update a URL that was correctly resolvable at the
>>> time of publication is at least questionable.
>>
>> I know what you mean. But if you have a better way to help people find
>> the right reference, please tell us.
>
> An alternative would be to replace all of the URLs with URLs at
> rfc-editor or ietf which redirect to the underlying URLs, allowing the
> redirects to be updated when the resources move.  I think this cure
> would be worse than the disease.
>
> In practice, I find that so long as the reference has the full title
> and other info, I can search for it and if it's still available, the
> new URL is usually easy enough to find.
> ...

Yes. And having a URI that might get broken is still better than not 
having it at all.

Best regards, Julian


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