Re: [Tools-discuss] disappearing IDs on www.ietf.org

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Fri, 11 September 2020 19:16 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] disappearing IDs on www.ietf.org
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Robert Sparks <rjsparks@nostrum.com> wrote:
    >> It's a behaviour change.

    > No - it's been that way for years.

Yes, I appreciate that the www.ietf.org links acted that way.
But, www.ietf.org didn't have HTML rendering from HTML "for years"
The DT pointed at tools.ietf.org for many things, and those URLs didn't expire.

    >> Yes, but
    >> 1) it hasn't expired.!!
    >> 2) there is no redirect, just a 404.
    >> 3) old documents stuck around on tools.ietf.org, so the links didn't go
    >> stale,but the header would say that it was not the most recent draft.
    >>
    >> rfcdiff could never work if we removed replaced drafts.
    >> In fact, we keep the expired ones around forever, which certainly helps us
    >> with rfcdiff!

    > So - use /archive/id/

So, then can we please point to that URL in the DT?

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