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ACTION-928: status update on X-Device-* header fields registration

From: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:41:11 +0200
Message-ID: <4A8925B7.6070104@w3.org>
To: Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG <public-bpwg@w3.org>
Hi,

For group review. Dan (I think you chair tomorrow's call), could you add 
this to tomorrow's agenda?

There was some discussion on the IETF mailing-list last week on the use 
of "X-" to prefix the HTTP header field.

Conclusion is:
1. I should be able to proceed with registration of the HTTP header 
fields in the provisional registry.
2. Moving from provisional to permanent is unlikely to be an easy task. 
It will require wide review within IETF, and some consensus withing the 
IESG (Internet Engineering Steering Group) that "X-" HTTP header fields 
may be introduced in the permanent registry, or an approved IETF 
proposed standard that defines the HTTP header fields.

I propose to move ahead with registration in the provisional registry as 
expected, but note I doubt we can move to Recommendation if the HTTP 
header fields are not permanently registered.

Latest message so far available at:
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-message-headers/current/msg00107.html

The whole thread is currently the last one in:
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf-message-headers/current/threads.html

Francois.
Received on Monday, 17 August 2009 09:41:46 UTC

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