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Re: Excess URI schemes considered harmful

From: Rob Lanphier <robla@real.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 11:43:14 -0700
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.0.20010925113800.03e21a40@goobox.prognet.com>
To: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org
At 02:02 PM 9/25/01 -0400, Michael Mealling wrote:
>Again, are you sure? The IANA may not be the registry for these items
>in the future. The IANA is simply the organization that the IETF/ISOC
>has contracted with to provide that service now. Depending on the state
>of politics it may not be so in the future.
>
>IMHO, urn:ietf:params:media-type:text-plain
>
>is much better....

I'll agree this is much better.  A couple of (solvable) problems with that 
format:

*  Ability to map that back into "text/plain", since most systems that deal 
with media types use this form as the internal representation.
*  Ability to express parameters ("text/plain; encoding=flowed")

Is that addressed in the IDs?

Rob
Received on Tuesday, 25 September 2001 14:44:06 UTC

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