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Mild tweaks to 'http' scheme description for HTTPbis

From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 11:30:30 -0500
Message-Id: <ECB95B05-6627-45FB-8260-125E2677D237@creativecommons.org>
To: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>

As some of you know there is an HTTPbis working group [1] busy making  
surgical changes to RFC 2616 (HTTP/1.1) [2] to promote  
"interoperability" and internal consistency. I hope the below changes  
are uncontroversial, but thought I'd submit them to TAG & friends,  
especially Henry, for a once-over before discussion moves to the WG.

I will send them as a personal request, after review here, unless  
advised otherwise.

-Jonathan

[1] http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/httpbis-charter.html
[2] http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt

(Tracker, this is ISSUE-50)

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3.2.2 http URL:
(1) To avoid the possible implication that the semantics of the http:  
scheme is
tied to the HTTP protocol, change "is used" to "may be used".
(2) To avoid the possible implication that the http: scheme is  
exclusively used
with the HTTP protocol, or that the RFC is the last word with regard to
what's identified, add the qualifier "HTTP protocol" to "semantics".
(3) Change "URL" to "URI".

*** RFC 2616 HAS: ***

3.2.2 http URL

    The "http" scheme is used to locate network resources via the HTTP
    protocol. This section defines the scheme-specific syntax and
    semantics for http URLs.

*** PROPOSED REPLACEMENT: ***

3.2.2 http URI

    The "http" scheme may be used to locate network resources via the  
HTTP
    protocol. This section defines the scheme-specific syntax and
    HTTP protocol semantics for http URIs.
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