Re: Various points re. URL syntax drafti

Larry Masinter (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 12:12:57 PST

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Subject: Re: Various points re. URL syntax drafti
From: Larry Masinter <>
Message-Id: <96Dec19.131257pdt."150">
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 12:12:57 PST

It turns out that agreement on general principles is only the first
small step, and that it's easier for everyone to evalute the 'general
principle' if they can see the actual wording change you want.

# I can in many cases supply more details. But where the changes
# are extensive or might otherwise be disputed, I would like to
# wait until the general direction is agreed upon.

This optimizes your time at the expense of everone else's.

# Yes, I also wouldn't want to extend the list. But what about
# an ftp example from Europe, a mail example from Canada, a
# gopher example from Asia, or something similar?

In principle, this is fine.

# I hope you don't need any alternatives if I propose dropping something
# completely :-). As for the rest, it's really following, hopefully today
# if not tomorrow.

I wasn't sure if you intended to change 'nationalities' to 'cultural
perspectives' or 'languages' or just wanted the word removed. So I
really do want you to be specific about what you are proposing.