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RE: 255 character limit in reg-name

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 09:00:26 -0700
To: "'Dave McAlpin'" <Dave.McAlpin@epok.net>, "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Message-id: <0I0Y001MXCG9LF@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

In moving a proposal along standards track (from
 Draft Standard to Full Standard), it's important 
not to add features. If a length limit was in place 
for URIs and software written that assumes the limit, 
then a new specification ("URIs with names longer 
than 256 bytes") would become a new Proposed Standard, 
rather than a modification to the existing standard.
 
Those who want to increase or remove the limit need 
to demonstrate that the widely deployed URI software 
does not assume the limit in order to function 
properly.
 
Larry
Received on Friday, 16 July 2004 12:02:07 GMT

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