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RE: Excess URI schemes considered harmful

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 10:48:57 -0400
Message-Id: <200109251444.KAA11940537@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Rob Lanphier <robla@real.com>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, "Larry Masinter" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, <harald.alvestrand@maxware.no>, "Dan Zigmond" <djz@corp.webtv.net>, "Rich Petke" <rpetke@wcom.net>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>, "Dan Connolly" <connolly@w3.org>
At 05:12 AM 2001-09-25 , Rob Lanphier wrote:
>At 02:15 PM 9/24/2001 -0400, Tim Berners-Lee wrote:

>I'm confused by this statement.  In your estimation, is the Eastlake 
>proposal to solve this problem a Good Thing, a Bad Thing, or just a 
>Thing.  For your reference:
>I'm assuming you see this as a Bad Thing, at which point, I anxiously await 
>an alternate proposal.


For alternate proposal, see Masinter's 'tdb' scheme.


The information desired is provided by a namespaced reference to the [sub-]
type name where the namespace binds the usage to a dated version of the IANA
registry contents.

The IANA Registry provides the defining instance of the name/definition
association for Internet Media Types.  A dated reference is needed to create a
fixed referend, as the registry is editable and may later bind new definition
to a pre-existing name string.

The cturi: scheme capability is IMHO entirely handled within the capabilities
of the tdb: scheme as proposed by Masinter.  Not necessarily to say the latter
is perfect, but it is enough better so that the cturi: proposal should not be
revived unless thatDescribedBy dated reference to a name as used in the IANA
registry (of date certain) is somehow found not to do the job.



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