revised proposal

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Thu, 20 Jul 1995 06:51:46 PDT


To: uri@bunyip.com
Subject: revised proposal
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jul20.065148pdt.2762@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 1995 06:51:46 PDT

URI news will come separately; however, during the URI NG BOF held
this afternoon, I edited the various URI proposals on the fly at the
meeting, and promised to send out the revised slides. Here they are
(as best as I can represent the squiggles on paper as text):

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(A) URL

  Charter scope: finish URI work on URLs.

  some possible milestones: 
	---- move 1808 to draft standard
	---- revise 1738, move to draft standard
   (The hand-drawn line was that 'vetting new URL schemes'
    would become part of 1738, and that it was likely
    that 'new URL schemes should be done as standards track')

================================================================
(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 presentation to proposed standard

  The hand drawn note was 'Text?', which was a reminder
  wanting URC representation not to necessarily be a text/presentation
  structure.  

================================================================ 
(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
        *-- Interface to resolution
        *-- (at least one) Experimental RFC on URN resolution

Crossed out: -- Draft of RFC1737 changes/ Revise RFC1737 (URN requirements)


The WG proposal is that only the *'d milestones remain.

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(D) URI status & relationships

  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
	---  proposed standards(?) for specific URC applications

The discussion was that this document would be written without a
working group.


Also, 'URA draft to experimental RFC' was removed from the milestones
here, and instead the possibility that a separate URA WG might be
formed when it was appropriate to do so. 

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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