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

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Sun, 13 September 2020 21:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] disappearing IDs on www.ietf.org
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Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> wrote:
    >> On 2020-09-13, at 21:49, Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> wrote:
    >> >
    >> > It used to be that way, then we stopped removing them, and now we're
    >> > doing it again?
    >> >
    >>
    >> More like:
    >> > It used to be that way, then we stopped removing them, and now we’re
    >> > designing our software as if we still were.

    > I don't understand just what you mean here.

The IDs have always, and will continue to disappear from the
"internet-drafts" directory.
By this, I mean the FTP site at %ftp ftp://ftp.ietf.org/internet-drafts/
the rsync site at rsync.ietf.org::internet-drafts
and now, the HTML rendered ones at https://www.ietf.org/id/

We have had, for more than a decade, other archives of expired drafts.
Robert points out that they are https://www.ietf.org/id/archive/

The discussion is that we need a stable URL that points to the latest version
and/or redirects and/or provides a status tombstone with links.
Because the DT page is just too much for non-IETFers.

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