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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-hoffman-rfc1738bis-00.txt

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 22:22:09 -0700
To: "'Paul Hoffman / VPNC (by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>)'" <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org>, uri@w3.org
Cc: phethmon@hethmon.com
Message-id: <006101c3736d$a9957640$6401a8c0@MasinterT40>

Re: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoffman-rfc1738bis-00.txt

Section 2.1: Common Internet Scheme Syntax

I suggest removing this, completely, since this
material is redundant with 2396bis.

Section 2.2: ftp URL scheme.

This is worth keeping, but might
be better as a separate document, and asking
ftpext to review it. ftpext looks moribund,

section 2.3 Gopher
I think we should drop this; people can read about it
in the (historical) RFC 1738 if they want.

section 2.4 news and nttp
Since there's a separate internet draft on
the subject, we should just revive that
and leave it out of this document.

Section 2.5 telnet
I suppose this needs to be updated to
remove the user:password part of the spec,
since it isn't usually implemented anyway.

section 2.6 wais
This should be dropped, as with gopher.

section 2.7 file
I like the discussion we've been having on
file, and I think it's useful. Probably
updating 'file:' is the most useful
thing this RFC can do.

section 2.8 prospero

Section 3: security considerations
I think there are separate security considerations
for 'ftp' and 'file' and 'telnet'. 
Received on Friday, 5 September 2003 01:22:23 UTC

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