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Status of the RFC 1738 replacements

From: Paul Hoffman / IMC <phoffman@imc.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 17:27:47 -0700
Message-Id: <p06110421bd9e00f05241@[165.227.249.219]>
To: uri@w3.org

Greetings again. I submitted two revisions for the drafts. Here is 
what I think the status is.

Documents there was no discussion on, and we're probably done with:
    draft-hoffman-gopher-uri-01.txt
    draft-hoffman-prospero-uri-01.txt
    draft-hoffman-telnet-uri-01.txt
    draft-hoffman-wais-uri-01.txt

I updated the "ftp" draft to reflect the discussion on the list; it 
is now available as draft-hoffman-ftp-uri-02.txt. I think I got it 
right, but having folks review it would be great. Is it done, or did 
I mess up, or did I get it right but it could use more explanation?

I updated the "news and nntp" draft to reflect the discussion on the 
list. I think I captured all of the threads, except that I explicitly 
didn't put in a definition for nntp. Two people wanted a new 
definition, but didn't say what they wanted. My guess is that this 
one is going to need another round or two. If anyone wants a 
definition for nntp, they *must* send full proposed text to the list, 
and I would want to hear at least a handful of people say that it 
seems reasonable.

I didn't touch the "file" draft. I read and re-read the threads, and 
it is completely clear that there is no consensus on what this group 
wants in the draft. Given that this is not a Working Group, we don't 
have someone who will remind us of our charter (which we don't have) 
and try to move us towards consensus. We can "I want this" and "I 
want that" forever.

Quite frankly, I'm sick of the debate. It does not seem to be about 
what is best for putting 1738 to bed, but instead about fixing broken 
implementations. Also, I think the current draft is adequate for 
getting interoperability in the future, which was my primary goal. If 
you do disagree, please write a new draft of your own (don't just 
send paragraphs to the list). You are completely welcome to take as 
much or as little of my document as you want for yours.

I propose that, at the beginning of December, we compare the existing 
"file" Internet Drafts and pick one, and be done with it. Sound 
reasonable?

--Paul Hoffman


	Title		: The ftp URI Scheme
	Author(s)	: P. Hoffman
	Filename	: draft-hoffman-ftp-uri-02.txt
	Pages		: 5
	Date		: 2004-10-21

A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoffman-ftp-uri-02.txt


	Title		: The news and nntp URI Schemes
	Author(s)	: P. Hoffman
	Filename	: draft-hoffman-news-nntp-uri-02.txt
	Pages		: 5
	Date		: 2004-10-21

A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoffman-news-nntp-uri-02.txt

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium
Received on Friday, 22 October 2004 00:28:17 GMT

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