[rfc-i] the rfc-editor.org/info URL, and announcements

Sandy Ginoza sginoza at amsl.com
Tue Jan 6 18:04:02 PST 2015


Thank you for this suggestion.  We agree that this change is a good idea and have updated the RFC announcements to point to the RFC info pages (e.g., http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7416).

Thank you,
RFC Editor/sg

On Jan 5, 2015, at 6:15 PM, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf at sandelman.ca> wrote:

> Just got this wonderful thing in my stocking today:
>        RFC 7416
>        Title:      A Security Threat Analysis for
>                    the Routing Protocol for Low-Power and
>                    Lossy Networks (RPLs)
> ...
>        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7416.txt
> MANY MANY thanks for the super work that the RFC editor team does...
> Why does it not mention the format-independant URL and way
> to actually find all the meta info, that is:
>    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7416
> which isn't mentioned at all.
> It seems that not only would having this URL in the body of the announcement
> better socialize this entry point into rfc-editor.org, but it would also
> raise the search engine rank (from the archives of the various lists pointing
> at it) for that web page.  That would better lead people to the meta info,
> and therefore the obsoleted-by, and the errata.
> --
> Michael Richardson <mcr+IETF at sandelman.ca>, Sandelman Software Works
> -= IPv6 IoT consulting =-
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