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Re: [hybi] [Uri-review] ws: and wss: schemes

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 09:22:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8510C2.7090807@gmx.de>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: uri-review@ietf.org, hybi@ietf.org, uri@w3.org
Julian Reschke wrote:
> Julian Reschke wrote:
>> ...
>>>    URI scheme syntax.
>>>       "ws" ":" hier-part [ "?" query ]
>>
>> I assume you are using ABNF syntax (RFC5234) and terminology from the 
>> URI spec, but you really need to state that.
>> ...
> 
> Furthermore I see no mention at all of these URI schemes in the 
> remainder of the spec. So is the IANA registration template supposed to 
> *be* the definition?
> 
> In particular:
> 
> 1) What does a "ws" URI identify?
> 
> 2) What is the semantics of "hier-part" and "query"?
> ...

There's a new draft: 
<http://www.ietf.org/id/draft-hixie-thewebsocketprotocol-32.txt> (BTW: 
just because publishing I-Ds is so simple doesn't mean that every single 
change needs to be published right away; it's a distraction and also 
confuses people about when they are supposed to review).

Anyway, it now says:

>    URI scheme syntax.
>       In ABNF terms using the terminals from the IRI specifications:
>       [RFC5238] [RFC3987]
> 
>            "ws" ":" ihier-part [ "?" iquery ]

That is even worse than before, because it now uses productions from the 
IRI spec defining *URI* syntax.

Furthermore, it still doesn't answer what the semantics of these parts 
are. What do "ihier-part" and "iquery" represent in a ws URI? What'S the 
effect? How are they used?

BR, Julian

PS: what does RFC5238 have to do with this?
Received on Friday, 14 August 2009 07:23:28 GMT

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