Re: BCP97bis

Lars Eggert <lars@eggert.org> Mon, 18 October 2021 17:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: BCP97bis
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 20:55:26 +0300
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Hi,

On 2021-10-18, at 17:00, Salz, Rich <rsalz=40akamai.com@dmarc.ietf.org> wrote:
>> Or add text "retrieved on xxx xxx xxx" like Wikipedia
>> often does.
> 
>    That makes it clear what is being referenced, which is good.
>    Absent other provisions/ requirements, it does nothing to
>    guarantee that the content will be there when someone goes
>    looking for it years (or decades) later.
> 
> The only thing certain in this world is uncertainty, as someone has said.  Putting a date-link in a URL is no guarantee either. And of course publications have been known to go out of print :)

some academic circles have started to cite URLs with archive.org links, adding any pages that aren't already archived first.

Thanks,
Lars