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Re: [dix] on the dix: URI scheme for DIX/SXIP

From: Claus Färber <claus@faerber.muc.de>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2006 14:25:40 +0200
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <e2d7c5$c5f$1@sea.gmane.org>
Cc: dix@ietf.org

Julian Reschke schrieb:
> - WebDAV *does* use the "DAV" URI scheme for minting identifiers, mainly 
> used in request/response bodies (marshalling, property names, condition 
> codes). Use of the "DAV" URI scheme is reserved for use by specs 
> published by the IETF. And yes, that was an extremely bad idea in the 
> first place (*), the working group should just have used an HTTP URI.

Maybe there should be a rule that HTTP-based protocols should have a URI 
scheme including an indication that it is based on HTTP (and can be in 
some way accessed by using plain HTTP).

For example, you could have "dav+http" (instead of "dav"), "ipp+http" 
(instead of "ipp"), "web+http" (for explicitly stating that the URI is 
used for WWW hypertext) etc.

In other words, "+" (which is not used in any registered URI scheme) is 
used to separate sub-protocols (e.g. IPP, DAV, etc.) from the base 
protocol (e.g. HTTP, HTTP-TLS, HTTP-NG, etc.) A user agent could just 
strip the sub-protocol if it is unknown.

Received on Saturday, 22 April 2006 16:53:55 UTC

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