Date: Thu, 19 Dec 1996 20:47:45 +0100 (MET) From: "Martin J. Duerst" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Larry Masinter <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Various points re. URL syntax drafti In-Reply-To: <96Dec19.105623pst."2694"@golden.parc.xerox.com> Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.95.961219204012.245X-100000@enoshima> On Thu, 19 Dec 1996, Larry Masinter wrote: > Your suggestions are appreciated. However, it would be useful for you > to supply more details. I can in many cases supply more details. But where the changes are extensive or might otherwise be disputed, I would like to wait until the general direction is agreed upon. > Please suggest what you'd like to see in the examples section > instead. Since they were just examples meant to be evocative rather > than proscriptive, I wouldn't want to go on at length. Yes, I also wouldn't want to extend the list. But what about an ftp example from Europe, a mail example from Canada, a gopher example from Asia, or something similar? > # Many people immediately associate this with MIME "charset", and I guess > # they will be right. But others will be lost. Please add a reference. > > What is the right reference? There are many documents that define > 'charset'. Again, the list of things that URLs don't depend on was not > meant to be complete. Ideally, this would be the new draft by Ned. But that part of the draft might need some other work anyway. Let's think about it later. > # I will discuss other aspects of this paragraph in another mail. > # The reference to "nationalities" should be dropped altogether, > # unless somebody can show that there is a serious relation > # between URLs and nationalities (would highly surprise me). > > Again, please suggest alternatives. I hope you don't need any alternatives if I propose dropping something completely :-). As for the rest, it's really following, hopefully today if not tomorrow. Regards, Martin.