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From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 29 Apr 2003 09:05:24 -0500
To: uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <1051625124.6599.81.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

For a brief, shining moment, we actually had a discussion
of specification text.

Could we please return to that discussion?

I point out that this work on RFC2396 is going on without
the full formality of an IETF WG (but with
the knowledge and consent of the IETF Area Directors
and the W3C Director/staff and much of the community[1,2]) on
the basis that this community (Fielding as editor and
the participants of uri@w3.org) could Just Do It,
without need of an explicit chair, charter, and
all that. But should these mechanics not produce
fruit, more formal malarky may be necessary
(and it's not clear whether the editing resources
would remain available if that had to happen.)

Here's a summary of the state of play as I see it...


suggestion by Bray

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 13:03:53 -0700
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0041.html

 disagreement from Fielding
 Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:01:53 -0700
 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0042.html

Suggestion from Hawke
  Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 16:31:41 -0400
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0062.html

  disagreement from Fielding
  Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 15:56:54 -0700
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0066.html

suggested text from Hayes
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 16:35:12 -0500
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0063.html

  endorsement from Connolly
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0065.html

  endorsement from Sabin
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0064.html

  endorsement from Gilman
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0083.html

  endorsement from Brickley
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0072.html

  endorsement from Masinter
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0090.html

  disagreement from Fielding
  Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 16:51:10 -0700
  http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0071.html

    request from Connolly that Fielding elaborate his argument
    Date: 23 Apr 2003 21:52:35 -0500
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Apr/0075.html


Given the level of support for Hayes's proposal, I'd very
much like Fielding to elaborate his position.



[1] "We noted that work was proceeding well without any formal working
groups established, and that we would continue as planned."
 -- Minutes of URI BOF - IETF 56 - 2003-03-20
 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Mar/0043.html

[2] "The possibility of a short-lived URI working group was discussed;
Masinter offered to chair a meeting at the 56th IETF in San Francisco in
March."
 -- http://www.w3.org/2002/11/12-ietf-w3c#spec


-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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