[rfc-i] ISBN and DOI

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed May 30 07:33:28 PDT 2012

On 2012-05-30 16:22, John R Levine wrote:
>> This makes it sound like they are looking for a section called
>> "Abstract", and indeed rfcmarkup doesn't generate those. It may be
>> simple to add those, though.
> Right.
>> It's kind of unfortunate that Scholar uses heuristics different from
>> Google Search here...
> That's a feature. Scholar doesn't want to index every random web page,
> only the ones that look like journal articles. If you look at the
> breadth of stuff that Scholar does index, it's apparent that their
> heuristics work pretty well.
> As I think I said before, there are probably other indexes with similar
> rules, so if we fix up the online RFCs so Scholar can find them, the
> other places will find them, too.


It just would be nice if a page could use a single strategy to get the 
abstract excerpted; right now Google Search uses meta/@name=description, 
which requires duplicating the text from the actual context in a hidden 

Best regards, Julian

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