Message-Id: <D7114154CB8DD2118F030008C70D52FC072D4D@mast-ln0-se01.private.ntl.com> From: Jack.Lang@ntl.com To: Harald@Alvestrand.no, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 10:56:21 +0100 Subject: RE: Next steps on draft-zigmond-tv-url-02 > > tv: (current channel) The concept of "currency" may need some explanation - "the channel carrying the signal in which the URL is embedded" is what we're looking for, I think. No. This URI is so that the user can continue to watch whatever program they were watching. We use it as a small window in a toobar area, for example. If the box has only one decoder in the digital case or tuner in the analog case then it's whatever it was set to. For multiple decoders it is not so obvious: either the last channel selected by or for the user, or the channel the primary tuner is set to. > tv:kqed (ITU standard international callsign) I'd like to lose this too; it's an americanism, and confuses the issues, I think. Is there a station with callsign FIRM? Short names that the channel by which the channel is usually known are useful and easy to understand. Most countries have at least an informal scheme for TV channel names. These names are typically bound locally, for example for EPG entries. Maybe we should prefix the short name with a country code (e.g tv: uk/BBC1) > tv:abc.com (DNS domain name: American Broadcasting Company) > tv:abc.net.au (DNS domain name: Australian Broadcast Corporation) > Problem with this is where one organisation (e.g. BBC at www.bbc.co.uk) originates several channels (BBC1 BBC2, BBCChoice, BBCKnowledge,BBCNews24, BBCParliament etc).