one more requirement

From: Michael A. Dolan (
Date: Wed, Jan 06 1999

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Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 10:20:32 -0800
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From: "Michael A. Dolan" <>
Subject: one more requirement

I think we should add to the application scenario list (or requirements,
whichever is more appropriate) the existing commercial practice for "tv"
URI's in existing (NTSC) broadcast systems.  This list may not be complete,
but the ones I know about are:

	tv:                    [reference to the currently tuned channel]
	tv:<channel_number>    tv:7
	tv:<network_name>      tv:abc

This syntax obviously presumes a specific transport and is very limited in
scope, but one could envision a more complex scheme where this syntax falls
out as valid *relative* URI's.

In any event, I think this syntax should be addressed and accommodated if
possible as we move forward with our designs.


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