Re: Change in I-D announcement format (Martin Rex) Wed, 13 June 2012 09:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: Change in I-D announcement format
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> Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> Did I miss an announcement of the change in format of
>> I-D announcement messages?
>> There's no longer a URL for the standard .txt format.
>> That's mildly annoying for me (extra time and extra mouse clicks)
>> and must be a nuisance for anyone who processes these
>> messages automatically.

I did not see an announcement either.

I don't mind addition of URLs.  But I strongly dislike removal of URLs!
I would also appreciate if that URL was put back in.

After noticing download failures due to the lack of the URL to the TXT,
I changed my I-D download perl-script on 11-Jun-2012 to accomodate for that
unexpected change.  Since the URL is gone, I have resorted to synthesize
the URL to the TXT document myself from the unqualified filename.

   if ( $_ =~ m/^\s+Filename\s+:\s+(draft-.*\d\d\.txt)/ ) {
        push(@link, "$1");

Additionally, for some time now, I'm seeing errors trying to download
I-D TXT documents which have been superseded by a successor version
_before_ I feed the announcement EMail to my download script.

What is the purpose of the change to deny previous TXT versions of I-Ds?

Yoav Nir wrote:
> This line is not too hot either:
> There's also a htmlized version available at:
> }}-01 

This puzzles me too.

How about adding a mailto: URL into I-D announcements to
report bugs for the software that creates them?