Re: URI Revised charter proposal

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Thu, 6 Jul 1995 23:18:52 PDT


To: jul@oclc.org
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: jul@oclc.org's message of Thu, 6 Jul 1995 11:26:36 -0700 <95Jul6.112640pdt.2765@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: URI Revised charter proposal
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jul6.231854pdt.2762@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 1995 23:18:52 PDT

> A useful, limited, and measurable task for the WG to charter may be to 
> identify and list existing standards for recording or encoding metadata, 
> their respective standards bodies, the audiences they serve, the systems 
> that support them, and other data as deemed useful and appropriate. 

This would be an 'informational' document, and I can see no advantage
to doing this within a working group of the IETF or in it becoming an
RFC.

> Producing such a cogent document will lay a needed, solid foundation.
 
So it would, but so would writing a good book on principles of
distributed systems.

> I propose this as a task for the URI WG to be expressed in the charter.

I don't see any handy volunteers, either.

> I would think this could be substantially accomplished within four months.

However, unless it went far enough to tell how to map those standards
into Internet information, it wouldn't be useful as a RFC. If you were
to volunteer to do this, would you actually be done in four months?