Re: [Tools-discuss] Unicode decode error for RFCs

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Sun, 04 April 2021 22:15 UTC

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Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> wrote:
    >> Am 04.04.2021 um 18:19 schrieb Carsten Bormann:
    >>> On 2021-04-04, at 18:14, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> Everyone with tools that generates URLs to them.
    >>>
    >>> Cool URIs are stable [1].  Those URIs are not going away.  Google
    >>> still prioritizes them.  Thousands of RFC, I-Ds, papers, articles,
    >>> blog entries reference them.  (And the above tools still generate
    >>> them.)
    >>>
    >>> I genuinely hate to say this, but at some point we’ll need to find a
    >>> way to take control of what is behind these URIs.  ...
    >>
    >> True. Maybe just redirect?

    > That would be the easiest solution to implement and, at the same time,
    > the most flexible for the future.

I wonder if putting a robots.txt on tools.ietf.org would also be helpful to
direct search engines away from it.

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