Re: draft-ietf-url-process-00

Chris Newman (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 15:37:19 -0800 (PST)

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 15:37:19 -0800 (PST)
From: Chris Newman <>
Subject: Re: draft-ietf-url-process-00
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> >   URL schemes will have either a standards track RFC, or else they
> >   will be a registration at IANA. where include the whole draft.  URL
> >   schemes will have a review panel, appointed by IETF AD, who may not
> >   reject a URL scheme but who may provide a 2 sentence recommendation
> >   about the use of the URL scheme.  Conflicting registrations are
> >   possible for non-standard URL schemes, and the order in the IANA
> >   list of conflicting registrations will be determined by a random
> >   number generator. 

I like the "accept everything but damn the bad ones" paradigm, but
conflicting registrations should be first-come-first-serve.  One of the
two primary purposes of a registry is to prevent incompatible uses of the
same string.