[Zlib-devel] [PATCH] Update references of RFC to the preferred URLs

Jonathan Nieder jrnieder at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 15:10:08 EDT 2011


Xin LI wrote:

> It updates the older
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfcXXXX.txt URLs to the new and preferred
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfcXXXX URLs.

I never got the memo. :)  How can third parties confirm that the latter
are preferred?  (The HTML is nice, of course.)

> --- a/README
> +++ b/README
> @@ -3,7 +3,7 @@ ZLIB DATA COMPRESSION LIBRARY
>  zlib 1.2.5 is a general purpose data compression library.  All the code is
>  thread safe.  The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs
>  (Request for Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files
> -http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1950.txt (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format)
> +http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1950 (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format)
>  and rfc1952.txt (gzip format).

.../html/rfc1951.txt gives me a 404.  Probably the trailing .txt should be
stripped from the other filenames, too.

[...]
> --- a/zlib.h
> +++ b/zlib.h
> @@ -24,7 +24,7 @@
>  
>  
>    The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for
> -  Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1950.txt
> +  Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1950
>    (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format) and rfc1952.txt (gzip format).

Likewise here.

Thanks and hope that helps.

Cheers,
Jonathan



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