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RE: minutes: W3C/IETF liaison call 2011-11-29

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2011 09:13:45 -0800
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, "public-ietf-w3c@w3.org" <public-ietf-w3c@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D06121B5940@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
I started to work on a  TAG document addressing MIME and the web, and wound up separating the stuff about 

registries in general (of which MIME, URI schemes, various HTTP registries)
identifiers in general (i.e., comparing registry, URIs as protocol extension identifiers, URI-identified namespaces, vendor prefixes)
evolution in general (main insight: consider language/protocol, implementation, and specification/standard evolution independently)

Likely too ambitious, but it's been helping me think about issues.



http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2011/12/evolution/Registries.html is still a placeholder, but I'd like to summarize the Happiana discussions.


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From: Graham Klyne [mailto:GK@ninebynine.org] 
Sent: Saturday, December 24, 2011 7:12 AM
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Subject: Re: minutes: W3C/IETF liaison call 2011-11-29

On 22/12/2011 19:09, Thomas Roessler wrote:
> * "happiana"
> Break-out session on registries at TPAC -- minutes unknown. (Proposed 
> by Debbie
> Dahl.)
> Informal discussions at IETF 82, output expected in the next few 
> weeks.
> ACTION: Peter to ping discussants about producing writeups / practical proposals.
> Mark wonders if we need a document about how and why to choose various 
> registration poilcies when setting up a registry. Peter notes that 
> Barry Leiba has worked on 
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-leiba-iana-policy-update  and that 
> Barry's work might get folded into the "bis" version of RFC 5226 in 
> coordination with Michelle Cotton from IANA.

FWIW, and not to my knowledge part of the TPAC or IETF 82 discussions (I wasn't there), there's been some consensus about the possibility of augmenting IANA registries with FAQ wikis to help make the registration process for each registry easier to understand and follow.  I'm on the hook to prepare an initial FAQ for the message header registry.  Others may follow.

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