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RE: What to do about file:

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 19:45:08 -0700
To: "'Paul Hoffman / IMC'" <phoffman@imc.org>, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <0I2Q0022A4Z207@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

> At 3:16 PM -0700 8/19/04, Larry Masinter wrote:
> >    When possible, describe what file: URI creators can do
> >     to be compatible with the most common file: URI consumers.
> What will the process be to determine which the most common file: URI 
> consumers are? If we determine them, how do we determine definitively 
> what their processing rules are?

It sounds like you think this is hard. I don't think it's necessary to
be exhaustive or insure we have 'the most common' file URI consumers,
as long as we don't miss the important platforms.

As for determining processing rules: the first step is to look for
documentation, and secondly to ask the implementers. Sometimes it's
easier go get a response if we draft something that purports to
describe an implementation (based on what we can tell) and then
ask for review.

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