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

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Thu, 10 September 2020 17:50 UTC

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> On 2020-09-10, at 17:41, Henrik Levkowetz <henrik@levkowetz.com> wrote:
> 
> Signed PGP part
> Hi Michael, 
> 
> On 2020-09-10 17:32, Michael Richardson wrote:
>> 
>> I had given a link to a document:
>> https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-richardson-opsawg-securehomegateway-mud-04.html
>> 
>> I thought I was smart and modern to give them the HTML rendered link.
>> But, two hours later, I found a few stupid typos and posted -05.
>> The -04 content above went away.  This is a surprising change from how
>> tools.ietf.org copy behaves.
> 
> The URL path that behaves the same way as tools.ietf.org/id/ is this:
> 
>  https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/

Right.  A reference to https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-richardson-opsawg-securehomegateway-mud-04.html currently only gives a generic 404 page.
What it maybe should do is a display a switch page that provides a brief explanation about expiry and replacement of I-Ds and then offers links to

— the archive page https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-richardson-opsawg-securehomegateway-mud-04.html
— the current page https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-richardson-opsawg-securehomegateway-mud-05.html (or the RFC), if any

Also, we should design most places that give out the https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-richardson-opsawg-securehomegateway-mud-04.html link to instead give out a timeless link like https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-richardson-opsawg-securehomegateway-mud.html (which currently doesn’t work).

Cool URIs don’t change: https://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI.html

Grüße, Carsten