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Enter a full or partial draft name ("draft-something..."):
This is a proof-of-concept of a tool which provides stable references (URLs) for internet drafts, and also some search capability. The tool is implemented as an apache 404 error handler, available here: ID archive 404.cgi
The current prototype has the following features:
Given an URL of the form http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-name-subject, with a complete name
but without explicit version number, the most recent version in the archive will be shown.
Given an URL of the form http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-name-subject-NN.txt,
complete with explicit version number, that specific version will be returned if it exists in the repository.
- If a given an URL of the form http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-name-subject-NN.txt does not exist in the repository, a Not Found page will be generated. If the draft is listed in all_id.txt as expired, that will be indicated. If other versions of the given draft exists in the repository, a link to the latest version will be provided. Example: http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-crocker-edi-00.txt
Given an incomplete URL of the form http://tools.ietf.org/id/draft-something,
up to 100 matches with the prefix draft-something will be shown.
Given an incomplete URL of the form http://tools.ietf.org/id/REGEXP, where
REGEXP is a perl / python style regular expression, a list of up to 100 matches for
the regular expression will be shown.
- If the last version of a document in the archive is a tombstone, the version of the draft which the tombstone refers to will be shown (if it is in the archive).
- The tool does not require any changes to the archive content. It is implemented as a apache error document handler, and may be easily deployed for the current ietf internet-drafts repository (but will then only show drafts which are less than 6 months old).
- For the benefit of tool access to the archive, any request which does not result in the retrieval of one unique document will result in a 404 error return, with the list of partial matches in the document body.
Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) Server at tools.ietf.org Port 80