Re: The UR* scheme registry, Citing URL/URI specs

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu)
Wed, 29 Oct 1997 23:35:21 -0800


To: uri@bunyip.com
cc: moore@cs.utk.edu, connolly@w3.org, urn-ietf@bunyip.com, timbl@w3.org,
Subject: Re: The UR* scheme registry, Citing URL/URI specs 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Mon, 27 Oct 1997 23:27:44 EST."
             <199710280427.XAA00981@spot.cs.utk.edu> 
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 23:35:21 -0800
From: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Message-ID:  <9710292342.aa11475@paris.ics.uci.edu>

Just to see what it would be like, I rewrote the URL spec into a URI spec.
The result is at

   http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/url/uri.txt

I am not very happy with it, since the additional terms tend to cloud
the implementation advice.  I could fix that by calling everything a URL
except in the Introduction, but it probably isn't worth the effort.
Others may feel differently, so give it a look if you care about this
issue.

So, my feeling is that draft 09 is the final URL draft and it should be
sent to the IESG now.  I'd appreciate it if people using/developing the
latest versions of URL-enabled applications could run the tests on

   http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/url/test1.html

and send me the results.  We need to compile a list of implementations
for each URL "feature" in order to progress to Draft Standard.

....Roy