[rfc-i] URIs in RFC references, was: feedback on draft-iab-styleguide-01

John R Levine johnl at taugh.com
Wed Mar 26 12:40:43 PDT 2014

>> It's absolutely common for web sites to look at the user agent string
>> and provide web spders versions of the web pages that include
>> everything you'd want to index.
> This would work.  However, I think we can agree that while we need to 
> account for the case where the user has a slow link, by far the majority 
> of links will be fast enough that dumping the whole RFC down them isn't 
> going to be a problem.  So the default could be to do that, and people 
> who want limit-by-default could use cookies. I don't think the problem 
> is serious enough (given what I said earlier) that we need 
> limit-by-default to be the no-cookie behavior.

If we're doing kludges, it would also be reasonable to put the whole RFC 
into the page up to some size limit like 100K, and truncate it with a link 
for the rest beyond that.  I see that there are 873 RFCs larger than 100K, 
and about 6000 smaller.

John Levine, johnl at taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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