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Re: info scheme has no authority component, why?

From: Tony Hammond <tonyhammond@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 09:46:34 +0000
Message-Id: <2634A3E3-740A-11D8-B329-000A95B1B184@mac.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>

Well, gee Roy. You might like to help us out some by expanding on some 
of these claims.They are a little expansive.

> The "info" scheme proposal misuses almost every single aspect of URI
> syntax, philosophy, technology, and accepted best practice.

We are very much trying to be consistent with URI syntax, philosophy 
and technology and are carefully tracking latest changes in -bis. (I 
won't claim 'accepted best practice' because this is a new URI scheme 
which does not have comparable antecedents.) We have received no 
feedback on the list since submitting the -01 revision last December, 
so it is difficult to know if we have introduced elements that are 
inconsistent with URI practice. It is certainly not our intention to 

> There is
> no need for it to exist at all.

But somehow there is felt to be a clear need which is what is driving 
this application.

>  Yes, it would be better to use either
> the generic authority syntax or the URN authority syntax for new URI
> schemes that make use of delegated naming authorities.

There are problems with both of these approaches which have been 
carefully documented in the FAQ (available at <http://info-uri.info/> 
and presented earlier on this list when the -00 draft was posted.


Tony Hammond

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