Re: Whither URI: Revising the charter, disband URI?

Peter Deutsch (
Fri, 23 Jun 1995 15:32:15 -0400

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From: Peter Deutsch <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 15:32:15 -0400
In-Reply-To: Larry Masinter's message as of Jun 23, 12:11
To: Larry Masinter <>
Subject: Re: Whither URI: Revising the charter, disband URI?

[ You wrote: ]

} I think you've missed the import of my message. I don't think we need
} a major charter rewrite either, I just think we need milestones and
} dates, and that so far no one has volunteered to propose any of them.

Point taken, although before we set the destination we
should probably spend a little bit of time discussing the
direction we're moving in. This is the reason for our
recent flurry of messages on big picture issues - we
wanted to get people thinking along these lines.

} If we're going to discuss architecture as well as specific proposals
} for syntax, structure and semantics of identifiers, perhaps we should
} have an informational RFC on architecture, too, if we can find someone
} willing to sign up to edit such a thing and a realistic time frame for
} reaching consensus on it.

I agree that an informational RFC is appropriate here and
would be a suitable milestone, but I still think before we
can start down that road there should be some discussion
about its scope, etc.  The is now starting to happen,
which is a good first step.

} Peter, since you have strong opinions about what we should be working
} on, would YOU care to at least PROPOSE some milestones and dates for
} them?

We've already begun an internal discussion about what we
think these should be and you can expect something firm,
probably posted by Leslie, and probably posted in the next
week. Leslie was visiting her life this week so I've been
the more active on the list than she has since she'll be
in Sweden and I probably wont be I'm going to let her
carry the flag for us on this.

					- peterd


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