proposed working group tasks

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Thu, 20 Jul 1995 03:21:46 PDT


To: uri@bunyip.com
Subject: proposed working group tasks
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jul20.032149pdt.2762@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 03:21:46 PDT

Here is a rough draft starting point for discussion, just one proposal
(is that enough disclaimers?) for a set of new, focussed, short term
working groups. The actual charters of the working groups and their
milestones will have to be written by the WG members.

(A) URL

  Charter scope: finish URI work on URLs.

  some possible milestones: 
	---- new URL schemes to standard
	---- revise 1738, move to draft standard
	---- move 1808 to draft standard
	---- Informational RFC on vetting new URL schemes

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(B) URC Syntax & Structure

  Charter scope:
    create RFC standards track with just URC syntax,
    attribute sets, definition, registration(?)
  some possible milestones:
     --- URC syntax requirement
     --- URC drafts (SGML, Trivial URC) to proposed standard
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(C) Information resolution

  Charter scope:
   create RFCs on distributed database algorithms
   protocols, infrastructure on URN -> URL, 
   URC, ratings (?) etc.,  resolution, update, dissemination

  some possible milestones:
	--- generic URN syntax
	--- URC scenarios draft to informational RFC
	--- Interim report/draft RFC of group studying URN proposals
	--- Informational RFC on general URN resolution
	--- Proposed standards for specific URN syntaxes
	--- Proposed standards for specific URN resolution procedures
	--- Draft of RFC1737 changes
	--- Revise RFC1737 (URN requirements)

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(D) URI architecture

  Charter scope:
    create informational RFC surveying current state of relationship
    between URI proposals, other kinds of naming and resolution
    systems, current experiments on larger internet community

   some possible milestones:
	---  Draft Uniform resource relationship paper for discussion
	---  URA draft to experimental RFC
	---  proposed standards(?) for specific URC applications

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(E) Bibliographic Resource Descriptions

  Charter scope:
   Develop a bibliographic tag set,
    (should also describe relationship to IAFA and CSTR and other tagsets)

   some possible milestones:
	standards-track or informational RFC on tagset