From: "Ronald E. Daniel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <9507121113.ZM29868@idaknow.acl.lanl.gov> Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 11:13:28 -0600 To: email@example.com Subject: yet another revision of the charter Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Still yet another further different version of the charter, after all the recent discussions. This concentrates on when we expect to deliver informational, experimental, or proposed standard RFCs. Also, in keeping with Larry's off-line suggestion, the milestones are very concise. Most are outgrowths of existing drafts, but two are not. The last two documents are a UR Architecture document, and one on how to vet new URI schemes when this group has disbanded. Both of these have been talked about before, but we do not have drafts for them yet. The approach of this charter is for us to develop documents describing the general appraoch all URI types must follow, then to develop proposed standards for specific instances of those types. For example, RFC 1738 describes the syntax all URL schemes must follow. Mailserver, Finger, ... are specific new URL schemes. They follow the generic URL guidelines, but define the particulars of the new approach. Similarly, the milestones below have us define a generic URN syntax, a generic URC syntax, and a generic URN resolution procedure. We then develop proposed standards that define specific URN syntaxes (hdl, path, ...), specific URC formats (like the x-srs stuff for rating Internet resources that I will demo), and specific URN resolution procedures (probably closely aligned with specific URN syntaxes). ===================== Description of the Working Group: The URI-WG is chartered to define a set of standards for the encoding of system-independent resource identification, description, and location information for the use of Internet information services. The working group is expected to produce a set of documents that specify standard represenations of Uniform Resource Names (URNs) for resource identification, Uniform Resource Locations (URLs) for resource location, Uniform Resource Characteristics (URCs) for resource description and the resolution of URNs to URLs. The group will also produce informational documents on the Uniform Resource Identification architecture, which will describe the roles of various forms of URI and will offer quidance to the group when other forms of URI are suggested during the lifetime of the working group. These documents will provide a framework that allows Internet users, applications, and services to access, describe, and uniquely identify Internet resources, all with appropriate levels of security. Goals and Milestones ==================== Oct 95 Revise RFC 1738 (URLs), move to draft standard status. Oct 95 URC scenarios draft to informational RFC. Nov 95 Mailserver and finger URL drafts to proposed standard. Feb 96 URA draft to experimental RFC Jul 96 Proposed standard for general URN syntax. Jul 96 Informational RFC on general URN resolution. Jul 96 Proposed standards for specific URN syntaxes. Jul 96 Proposed standards for specific URN resolution procedures. Oct 96 Generic URC draft to proposed standard. Oct 96 Proposed standards for specific URC applications Dec 96 Uniform Resource Architecture informational RFC Mar 97 Informational RFC on vetting specific URI schemes after this group has dissolved. -- Ron Daniel Jr. email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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"