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Re: Dropping 'gopher', 'wais', 'prospero'

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 00:00:37 -0700
Message-Id: <13BA4DFF-23F8-11D9-BBD4-000393753936@gbiv.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>

This position doesn't make any sense to me.  Once the identifiers
got on the standards track, they have to be moved off of it via the
RFC process.  It is easier to just paste the descriptions into a
draft and submit it to the IESG for Historical status than it is
to argue about "dropping" some well-known identifiers.

Whether or not the protocols are in current use is irrelevant.
The identifiers have a history that should be preserved, and the
goal is to mark RFC 1738 as obsolete, so the historical description
needs to move.

Received on Friday, 22 October 2004 07:01:09 UTC

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