Re: URI Revised charter proposal

Ronald E. Daniel (rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov)
Fri, 7 Jul 1995 10:55:07 -0600


From: "Ronald E. Daniel" <rdaniel@acl.lanl.gov>
Message-Id: <9507071055.ZM24178@idaknow.acl.lanl.gov>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 1995 10:55:07 -0600
In-Reply-To: Chris Weider <clw@bunyip.com>
To: Chris Weider <clw@bunyip.com>, jul@oclc.org, uri@bunyip.com
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,

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