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progress on ietf.org persistence, structured archive

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2005 18:02:30 -0500
To: public-ietf-w3c@w3.org
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I recently learned that the IETF has made a commitment
to the persistence of its RFC archive:

[[
The full
   text of the specification is then available using the following URL:

      http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfcNNNN.txt

   where "NNNN" is the number of the RFC being submitted.
]]
 -- section 3.4.2 Submitting IETF Documents to JTC1
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3563.txt

I think that's great.

I hope to see more progress. I hope that when WGs
expire, rather than going 404 as they currently
do, charter pages should say "this WG has expired" or
even 410 gone.

As to Internet Drafts, I learned that ISOC maintains
the equivalent of the W3C "latest version" URI,
complete with status info:

http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/draft-XYZ

e.g.

http://ietfreport.isoc.org/idref/draft-ietf-atompub-format/

I also (re-)learned about an RFC index in XML

  ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc-index.xml

  <- http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc.html

-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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