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Some additional comments on 4395bis

From: Mykyta Yevstifeyev <evnikita2@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:23:13 +0300
Message-ID: <4E50DC91.8010408@gmail.com>
To: "public-iri@w3.org" <public-iri@w3.org>
Hello again,

As IRI WG is still working on 4395bis, I'd like we considered the 
following two issues:

- URI/IRI schemes de-assignment.  The issue was raised by Frank 
Ellermann on uri-review list recently [1]; it is that particular 
provisionally-registered schemes can be de-assigned by their 
registrants.  RFC 4395 says nothing about this; so I suppose 4395bis 
will have something to say.  (BTW, this feature may be useful for 'afs' 
URI scheme, which has "hung" in the undefined state from 1994, time of 
publication of RFC 1738).

-Exact format of IANA registry.  This is as required by RFC 5226 and 
what has yet been undefined.  Taking into account IANA's effort to 
transform all the registries into XML, the explicit description is 
desired.  Current HTML registry [2] has 3 columns: Scheme name, 
Description, and Reference, whereas the authors aren't obliged to fill 
in or mention the values of the second column; IANA is thus responsible 
for writing something there.  For some schemes, eg. 'view-source', 
'pack' et al., this is quite problematic; therefore, my proposal: in the 
IANA considerations section of 4395bis include the description of the 
registry, skipping the "Description" column itself.

Mykyta Yevstifeyev

[1] http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/uri-review/current/msg01522.html
[2] http://www.iana.org/assignments/uri-schemes.html
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