Discussion of tv-related URI schemes

From: Philipp Hoschka (ph@w3.org)
Date: Wed, Aug 25 1999

Message-ID: <37C3AAC8.C6BA227B@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:35:20 +0200
From: Philipp Hoschka <ph@w3.org>
To: www-tv@w3.org
Subject: Discussion of tv-related URI schemes


We have received a request by representatives of the IETF/IESG/IAB 
that this list should be used to discuss the merits of a recent 
Internet draft proposing a tv-related URI scheme.

This makes sense, since discussions about TV URI schemes is one 
of the goals of this interest group.

I would thus encourage everyone to use this list for discussing
of the respective Internet Draft. Note that this does not mean
that there will be a W3C recommendation on tv-related URIs, but
that this list is a place to talk about registering tv-related
URIs with the IETF. Again, this is inline with the goals stated
in the charter of the TVWeb IG:



"tv" URL-scheme 

   A new URL scheme is needed to address content that is broadcast 
   in a TV channel. 

   Deliverable: Document on "tv" URL-scheme 

   This requires to study and, potentially, harmonize existing 
   proposals for tv-related URLs, such as the following: 
       Dan Zigmond. "Uniform Resource Locators for Television
       tv-url in ATVEF specification 
       uhttp-url in ATVEF specification 
       DAVIC 1.3 DVB URL 

   The review must take the results URL registration Working Group 
   in the IETF of the into account. The idea is to review the
existing    approaches within the W3C TV IG, after which they will be
   to the IETF, in order to    become standards-tracks RFCs, similar 
   to other URL schemes (mailto:, ...). 

     1.For the W3C TV IG to take on this issue, the organisations or 
       authors currently of tv-related URL specifications must make 
       at least a request that they should be reviewed by the W3C, 
       and preferably submit them as documents. 
     2.Minimal Membership Commitment: Two authors for the document 
       must sign up. 


-Philipp Hoschka, W3C
Chair TVWeb Interest Group