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Re: URIs for SMS and postal addresses

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 11:56:39 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200201141656.LAA18140@markbaker.ca>
To: tristan.ferne@rd.bbc.co.uk (Tristan Ferne)
Cc: uri@w3.org (uri@w3.org)
> GSM Short Messaging Service
> I've found a draft proposal at 
> http:www1.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/uri/draft-antti-gsm-sms-url-04.txt but it 
> doesn't seem to have got any further. I was also considering the 
> possibility of encoding body content in the SMS URL as used in the mailto 
> scheme (e.g. <sms:+44777123456?body=Some%20text.>)

I would steer clear of specifying the body because it might be
interpreted to mean that resolving that identifier should send the
message.  Identifiers should identify, not take action.

Also, in the work we do at my company, we've found the HTTP URI scheme
quite appropriate for identifying SMS end points.  For example,


where HTTP POST can be used to send messages to that subscriber.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Monday, 14 January 2002 11:55:36 UTC

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