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http+srv worth its own URI scheme? (ISSUE-49 schemeProtocols-49)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:32:59 -0600
To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: Thomas Roessler <tlr@w3.org>, Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
Message-Id: <1235413979.7466.2689.camel@pav.lan>
srv records for web servers seems like a fine idea,
long overdue; but I'm skeptical that it's worth a new URI scheme.

I'm interested to know whether Noah and other TAG members
have other opinions.

cf. ISSUE-49 schemeProtocols-49
http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/issues/49

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
> Date: 23 February 2009 07:22:43 CEST
> To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
> Subject: Fwd: I-D Action:draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
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<http://www.w3.org/mid/327B22FA-F09A-4817-8C2B-E728D5E08274@mnot.net 
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> FYI.
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>> From: Internet-Drafts@ietf.org
>> Date: 23 February 2009 3:45:01 PM
>> To: i-d-announce@ietf.org
>> Subject: I-D Action:draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
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>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts  
>> directories.
>>
>>      Title           : DNS SRV Records for HTTP
>>      Author(s)       : C. Jennings
>>      Filename        : draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
>>      Pages           : 7
>>      Date            : 2009-02-22
>>
>> This document specifies a new URI scheme called http+srv which uses a
>> DNS SRV lookup to locate a HTTP server.  The http+srv scheme operates
>> in the same way as an http scheme but instead of the normal DNS A
>> record lookup that a http scheme would use, it uses an DNS SRV
>> lookup.  This memo also defines a https+srv scheme that operates in
>> the same was a an https URI but uses DNS SRV lookups.
>>
>> The draft is being discussed on the apps-discuss@ietf.org list.
>>
>> A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
>> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-jennings-http-srv-01.txt
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