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Notes on IANA registration of variants for JMS URI scheme

From: Eric Johnson <eric@tibco.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 11:20:04 -0700
Message-ID: <4CBF32D4.4090704@tibco.com>
To: SOAP-JMS <public-soap-jms@w3.org>
My action 218 [1] is to report back to the group on options for IANA 
registration of variants in the JMS URI scheme.

In case you're curious, you can look at the long list of current 
registrations [4].
The registration question is governed by RFC 5226 [2].

One option - a "delegated" namespace - think Java package names, or DNS 
names (where the IANA only manages the top level).

Another option - one or more designated experts that will review 
proposed registrations.

The IANA defines the following "policy" definitions for ways to treat 
registration [3]:

    * private use
    * experimental use
    * hierarchical allocation
    * first-come, first-served
    * expert review
    * specification required
    * RFC required
    * IETF review
    * standards action
    * IESG approval

We can divide up the "space" of possible registered variants, for 
example defining a prefix for variants like "x-" which defines "private 
use" or "experimental use", and perhaps everything else comes under 
"specification required."

My suggestion:
Since we do not expect any further registration of JMS variants, in a 
sense, it almost doesn't matter what we choose.  It seems like a 
combination of first-come, first-served registration, coupled with an 
"x-" prefix for experimental use will provide appropriately low overhead.

Thoughts?

If we follow my suggestion, I suggest the following changes to the spec:

In section 4:
After:
The three recognized variants (<jms-variant> above) are "jndi", "queue", 
and "topic".

... add:
Variant names starting with "x-" are reserved for experimental use.

Also, section 9 needs changes, but depending on what we decide above, 
that will affect what we put there.

-Eric.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2002/ws/soapjms/tracker/actions/218
[2] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5226
[3] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5226#section-4.1
[4] http://www.iana.org/protocols/
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