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

Robert Sparks <rjsparks@nostrum.com> Fri, 11 September 2020 16:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] disappearing IDs on www.ietf.org
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On 9/11/20 11:29 AM, Michael Richardson wrote:
> Robert Sparks <rjsparks@nostrum.com> wrote:
>      >> Robert Sparks <rjsparks@nostrum.com> wrote:
>      >> > Active IDs are added to the repository and the archive at the same time.
>      >>
>      >> > When a draft is expired, revised, or replaced, it is removed from the
>      >> > repository of active IDs.
>      >>
>      >> The surprise is perhaps that a non-expired, but replaced-draft is
>      >removed.
>
>      > Can you expand? Why is that surprising? The replaced draft is no longer
>      > active.
>
> It's a behaviour change.
No - it's been that way for years.
>
> 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/

That tree has exactly all the properties you are asking for.

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