From: "Ronald E. Daniel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <9507071055.ZM24178@idaknow.acl.lanl.gov> Date: Fri, 7 Jul 1995 10:55:07 -0600 In-Reply-To: Chris Weider <email@example.com> To: Chris Weider <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: URI Revised charter proposal Erik Jul said: > 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. > > Producing such a cogent document will lay a needed, solid foundation. > > I propose this as a task for the URI WG to be expressed in the charter. > > I would think this could be substantially accomplished within four months. To which Larry Masinter replied: : 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. Chris Weider expressed an opposing view when he said: * I agree completely that this is an urgently necessary task. Cecilia * Preston and others working on the CNI White Paper on Metadata have already * done a lot of this work; perhaps they could be persuaded to help out on * this project. For what it is worth, I would like to see such an informational RFC produced, but not as part of the URI-WG. Stu Weibel is setting up a bar-bof for metadata. I suggest that at that bof we talk about a more specific charter for a metadata working group. This sort of informational RFC could be one of the products that group is chartered to develop, along with recommendations for use of metadata on the Internet. Regards, -- Ron Daniel Jr. email: email@example.com Advanced Computing Lab voice: (505) 665-0597 MS B-287 TA-3 Bldg. 2011 fax: (505) 665-4939 Los Alamos National Lab http://www.acl.lanl.gov/~rdaniel/ Los Alamos, NM, 87545 tautology: "Conformity is very popular"