Re: BCP97bis

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Sun, 17 October 2021 18:04 UTC

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To: "Salz, Rich" <rsalz=40akamai.com@dmarc.ietf.org>, Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>, 'Russ Housley' <housley@vigilsec.com>, "'Murray S. Kucherawy'" <superuser@gmail.com>
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--On Sunday, October 17, 2021 17:13 +0000 "Salz, Rich"
<rsalz=40akamai.com@dmarc.ietf.org> wrote:

>   *   To make a stable reference in an unstable world, add a
> date.
> 
> 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.

   john