Re: WG Action: Internationalized Resource Identifiers (iri)

Ted, Larry, everybody,

First, we have a WG, great!

Second, I propose to submit draft-duerst-iri-bis-07.txt as 
draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-00.txt (or some other similar name), so that we 
can check off half of our first milestone (Feb 2010  Publish initial 
version of the WG documents) and start our work.

Larry, do you have any unpublished edits on top of 

Ted, can you decide on the name of the draft and approve the submission 
(or is chairs approval done after the submission? I should know because 
I was a chair until recently, but the last -00 draft I had to approve 
was years back :-).

Regards,    Martin.

On 2010/01/27 4:00, IESG Secretary wrote:
> A new IETF working group has been formed in the Applications Area.
> For additional information, please contact the Area Directors or the WG
> Chairs.
> Internationalized Resource Identifiers (iri)
> ---------------------------------------------------
> Current Status: Active Working Group
> Chairs:
>   Ted Hardie (
> Applications Area Directors:
>   Lisa Dusseault (
>   Alexey Melnikov (
> Applications Area Advisor:
>   Alexey Melnikov (
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> Description of Working Group:
> This working group will produce
> * A new version of RFC 3987: "Internationalized Resource
> Identifiers (IRIs)" using draft-duerst-iri-bis as the base
> * A new version of RFC 4395: "Guidelines and Registration
> Procedures for New URI Schemes"
> The new version of RFC 3987 may be split into separate documents,
> if, in the opinion of the chair(s), it would facilitate distribution
> of the workload and allow more focused reviews. For example, the
> following breakdown has been suggested:
> * Handling of Internationalized domain names in IRIs (BCP)
> * Internationalization Considerations in IRIs (guidelines
> for BIDI, character ranges to avoid, special considerations) (BCP)
> * Syntax, parsing, comparison of IRIs (Standards track)
> The working group starts with a relatively mature update to
> RFC 3987 in preparation; the primary focus of the group
> is to resolve conflicting uses, requirements and best practices
> for internationalized URLs/URIs/IRIs and various other forms,
> among many specifications and committees, while moving toward
> consistent use of IRIs among the wide range of Internet
> applications that use them. In particular:
> * The IRI specification(s) must (continue to) be suitable
> for normative reference with Web and XML standards from W3C
> specifications. The group should coordinate with the W3C working
> groups on HTML5, XML Core, and Internationalization, as well
> as with IETF HTTPBIS WG to ensure acceptability.
> * The IRI specification(s) should be follow best practices
> for domain names. The group should coordinate with the IETF
> IDNABIS working group and Unicode Consortium to assure acceptability.
> * Explicit review by experts on (and native speakers) of RTL
> languages, of the recommendations for BIDI languages,
> is required.
> The Working Group will examine at least one and possibly more
> URI/IRI schemes to check that the new specification(s) are
> appropriate for existing schemes. The exact schemes to be
> reviewed will be decided by the WG.
> Changes to RFC 3986 ("Uniform Resource Identifier (URI):
> Generic Syntax") are explicitly out of scope of this charter,
> and may only be considered with a charter update.
> Goals and Milestones:
> Feb 2010  Publish initial version of the WG documents
> May 2010  Working group Last Call of all documents
> Jun 2010  Publish IRI documents as RFCs (BCP, standards track, as
>            appropriate)
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#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University

Received on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 07:39:14 UTC