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Issue 188, was: Content/Transfer-Codings organization/IANA considerations (issue 143, 188, 189)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:27:55 +0200
Message-ID: <4A7C39EB.6060209@gmx.de>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Julian Reschke wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I just spent some time looking at issue 143, which is about updating 
> both IANA registration procedures and the registry contents.
> 
> While doing that, I noticed that there are more changes we should do:
> 
> 1) find an RFC 5226 defined IANA policy for the registration
> 
> Note that <http://www.iana.org/assignments/http-parameters> currently says:
> 
> "First Come First Served with specification recommended"
> 
> while RFC 2616 did state:
> 
> "New content-coding value tokens SHOULD be registered; to allow 
> interoperability between clients and servers, specifications of the 
> content coding algorithms needed to implement a new value SHOULD be 
> publicly available and adequate for independent implementation, and 
> conform to the purpose of content coding defined in this section."
> 
> (so no mention of first come first serve)
> 
> (new issue: <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/188>)
> ...

We discussed this in Stockholm, and consensus in the room was that we 
want to require a specification plus expert review (see RFC 5226, 
Section 4.1).

I have rephrased the sections in Part 1 (Transfer Codings) and Part 3 
(Content Codings) accordingly; see 
<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/changeset/670>.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 7 August 2009 14:28:42 GMT

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