RE: TV Broadcast URI Schemes Requirements

From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand (
Date: Fri, Dec 17 1999

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    Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 10:22:36 +0100
    To: Jeff Sussna <>, "''" <>
    From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <>
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    Subject: RE: TV Broadcast URI Schemes Requirements
    At 13:08 30.11.99 -0800, Jeff Sussna wrote:
    >Actually, the "U" in URI stands for "uniform", universal. There is nothing
    >in the URI spec that states that a given resource identifier must have
    >universal semantics. Just look at the "file:" scheme.
    The "file:" scheme is also the source of a host of troubles, including all 
    the points that were raised in objection to the original "tv:" proposal.
    Please don't repeat the mistake.
    (just try emailing HTML with an embedded file: reference, and you'll see 
    what I mean)
    Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway