[rfc-i] Can the web be archived?

Ole Jacobsen olejacobsen at me.com
Tue Jan 20 19:51:15 PST 2015

Speaking from very recent experience: I just published an article
which in the reference section had entries of the form:

"The ZigBee protocol specs can be found at http://...."

That all turned out to be wrong, the website had been reorganized and
I had to dig around to find the new links.

What WOULD have been useful, and often IS useful is the full document
title. "The Private Life of the Rabbit: An Account of the Life History 
and Social Behavior of the Wild Rabbit" long since out of print, can
be found if you have its title and a search engine.

Relying on a search engine may of course be just as unreliable as
relying on a link, so I don't know what the ultimate answer is.


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On Tue, 20 Jan 2015, Dave Crocker wrote:

> On 1/20/2015 5:41 PM, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> > So far this hasn't proven to be a tractable problem, particularly not
> > when anyone and everyone can be a publisher on the web.
> Stable links is one class of important concern.
> Another that might be worth attention is archival with a professional,
> museum-quality organization.
> This ought to include all interesting IETF documents, not just published
> RFCs.
> d/
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> Dave Crocker
> Brandenburg InternetWorking
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