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Re: updating RFC 2718 (Guidelines for new URL schemes)

From: Eric Hellman <eric@openly.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 00:51:35 -0400
Message-Id: <p06110409bd643d056b7f@[10.0.1.3]>
To: uri@w3.org

I  observe that there is an "school of thought" which posits that any 
resource can and should be identified with an http URI. Without 
addressing the merits of that argument, I would say the existence of 
that argument, and the significant ignorance of that argument among 
many important groups of implementers makes the 
not-already-available-with-previously-registered-URI-schemes 
criterion automatically controversial.

Perhaps this is obvious.


At 16:48 29/08/04 -0700, Larry Masinter wrote:
>2.3 Demonstrated utility
>
>I'd like to suggest that we require something stronger: that new
>URI schemes have demonstratable, new, long-lived
>utility:
>
>   Because URI schemes are a single, global namespace, the
>   unrestricted registration of many new URI schemes can
>   clutter implementation space, and possibly lead to
>   contention for "short names". For this reason, new
>   URI schemes should have a clear utility to the broad
>   Internet community, and provide some means of identifying
>   resources that is not already available with previously
>   registered URI schemes.
>
>Perhaps this is controversial :)

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