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Re: status of Provisional URI registration in 2717/8-bis

From: Charles Lindsey <chl@clerew.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 11:08:07 -0000
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <opskfqjtdj6hl8nm@clerew.man.ac.uk>

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 14:42:47 -0500, Weibel,Stu <weibel@oclc.org> wrote:

> The introduction of two states for registered URI schemes (provisional
> and permanent) in  2717/8-bis [1] seems a very useful approach for
> providing a low-barrier mechanism for registration of new URI schemes
> while preserving a higher designation for those which have undergone the
> additional scrutiny of formal technical review.
>
> One can imagine different interpretations of this hierarchy, however,
> with important implications:
>
> In one scenario, registration of a new URI scheme would ALWAYS start
> with provisional status, after which one of several things can happen:

I think it is desirable that this process should follow the already  
established process for the register of email/news/http headers, which  
also has provisional and permanent sections. See RFC 3864.

Essentially, a provisional registration requires the presence of
    a) An identifiable person to be responsible
    b) An available published specification (e.g. an internet-draft)

As soon as one of those goes missing (e.g. the internet-draft expires) the  
provisional registration ceases.

There is also provision for the IESG, or rather their nominated expert, to  
advise IANA if any problem/dispute arises.


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