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RE: Excess URI schemes considered harmful

From: Rob Lanphier <robla@real.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 08:34:17 -0700
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To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, "Larry Masinter" <LMM@acm.org>, <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 10:48 AM 9/25/01 -0400, Al Gilman wrote:
>For alternate proposal [to the Eastlake proposal [1]], 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.

Please describe the *exact* encoding for the media type "text/plain" under 
this scheme.


[1] http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-eastlake-cturi-02.txt
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2001 11:32:57 UTC

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