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Re: Excess URI schemes considered harmful

From: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 17:15:18 -0400
To: Rob Lanphier <robla@real.com>
Cc: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010925171518.J6341@bailey.dscga.com>
On Tue, Sep 25, 2001 at 11:43:14AM -0700, Rob Lanphier wrote:
> 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?

I'm not the author of that document so I'm no sure what Graham's
focus is. Graham?

-MM

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