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Re: Announcement: The "info" URI scheme

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 21:16:24 -0700
Cc: uri@w3.org
To: "Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)" <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>
Message-Id: <2F6E33FF-F48F-11D7-99C4-000393753936@apache.org>

I think a general rule of thumb should be that any URI scheme
proposal that defines a meta-scheme, such that removal of that
scheme in favor of separate schemes for its underlying names
does not change the validity of the identifiers, should be rejected
out-of-hand because uber-schemes are a waste of bytes on the wire
and a political pain in the ass.

Cheers,

Roy T. Fielding, Chief Scientist, Day Software
                  (roy.fielding@day.com) <http://www.day.com/>

                  Co-founder, The Apache Software Foundation
                  (fielding@apache.org)  <http://www.apache.org/>
Received on Thursday, 2 October 2003 00:16:38 UTC

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