Date: Tue, 01 Apr 1997 19:04:18 -0800 (PST) From: Chris Newman <Chris.Newman@innosoft.com> Subject: Re: revised "generic syntax" and "data:" internet drafts In-Reply-To: <334153DD.firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Larry Masinter <email@example.com> Cc: IETF URI list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.firstname.lastname@example.org> On Tue, 1 Apr 1997, Larry Masinter wrote: > I haven't seen announcements on these drafts, but there's > a revised "generic syntax" draft: > > ftp://ftp.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-fielding-url-syntax-04.txt I think the ":<password>" should be removed from the default Internet component. Otherwise you encourage plaintext passwords (people will use them anyway if really necessary). I wrote the IMAP URL scheme based on what's in there and now I'm being told to remove the password component. > (There is also a revision of the 'process' document which I will send > to the ietf-url list). Section 2.1.3 largely duplicates section 2.5. Section 2.2.2 has a "of of" I think the process in section 3 is unworkable. I'd suggest: schemes for common use should be standards track or IESG approved experimental other schemes are informational RFCs (potentially with references), but the IESG reserves the right to attach a usage advisory to the document, and delegate review of such documents as necessary. Use first-come, first-serve for ordering. Simple processes are easier to administer.