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Re: URI resolution & safety

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 10:15:18 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200111251515.KAA29788@markbaker.ca>
To: paf@cisco.com (Patrik Fältström)
Cc: discuss@apps.ietf.org
> This is the main reason why I want to have an easy process for registering
> URI schemes. People use URI schemes anyway, regardless of whether they are
> registered or not. I want to register all schemes, because it gives an
> ability to have a security consideration section which talk about the
> issues with the scheme.

That's quite reasonable, but it doesn't change the fact that people (and
software) expect to be able to resolve URI without consequence.
Pointing them to a RFC saying "see, you really shouldn't have done that"
is not very helpful after the fact. 8-)

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Sunday, 25 November 2001 10:17:34 UTC

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