[rfc-i] DOIs and RFCs

Colin Perkins csp at csperkins.org
Wed Feb 12 08:48:35 PST 2014

On 12 Feb 2014, at 16:32, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi at gmx.net> 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.

The rfc-editor info page for the RFC is not that different in content from the page the IEEE return for DOI resolution. For example, if you follow http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCOM.1974.1092259 you are redirected to a page with an abstract, basic bibliographic data, and a link to the PDF of the paper. The ACM provides very similar pages for DOI resolution too. 

Colin Perkins

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