Re: [Tools-discuss] Serving a partial documents (was Re: [rfc-i] Citing drafts)

Tom Pusateri <> Fri, 26 February 2021 21:07 UTC

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> On Feb 26, 2021, at 2:58 PM, Carsten Bormann <> wrote:
> On 2021-02-26, at 20:40, Salz, Rich <> wrote:
>> I agree it makes sense to serve the full document now, but I also think having a link for just the ‘document status’ would be useful.  I don’t care how fast your link is, you don’t want to keep refreshing some honkin’ long draft just to see if the SECDIR person finished their review, especially if it’s your draft.
> +1.
> There should be separate landing and status pages (and archive access pages, for getting a verbatim copy of the submission).
> Grüße, Carsten

The number of “users” that want document meta-data << the number of “users” who want to read the document.

IMO, we should work to remove the tools server duality of documents and have an archive of documents that is served how people want to read them in a single place on the datatracker and a place for meta data WITHOUT the document so that there is only place to read the document.