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RE: URI registration process.

From: McDonald, Ira <imcdonald@sharplabs.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 15:19:29 -0800
Message-ID: <CFEE79A465B35C4385389BA5866BEDF00C79CB@mailsrvnt02.enet.sharplabs.com>
To: "'Tony Hansen'" <tony@att.com>, "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh@ubiqx.mn.org>, Adam Atlas <adam@atommic.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org

Hi Chris,

The RFC queue delay in publication is currently somewhere between
8 and 16 months.  And last call and IESG decision is several more

For this calendar year (2005), RFC 2717 is the URI registration
process, for better or worse.

- Ira

PS - Note that there is potential overlap in Paul Hoffman's
revision of 'file' URI scheme (or Larry Masinter's, if he
decides to go ahead with it) with 'smb' scheme for UNC names.

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald@sharplabs.com

-----Original Message-----
From: uri-request@w3.org [mailto:uri-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Tony
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 4:48 PM
To: Christopher R. Hertel; Adam Atlas
Cc: uri@w3.org
Subject: Re: URI registration process.

See draft-hansen-2717bis-2718bis-uri-guidelines-01.txt for the 
replacement to the URI registration process. It is just about to go 
through the last call process, so will hopefully be published in a few 
months. The new process is much simpler than the old process.

	Tony Hansen

Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Adam,
> Thanks for your message.  This is what I've been doing, for a while now, 
> but I heard rumors that there would be a new process for registering URI 
> schemes... possibly via the W3C.  Those were rumors, of course.
> Thanks again.
> Chris -)-----
> On Mon, Jan 03, 2005 at 03:24:48PM -0500, Adam Atlas wrote:
>>The procedure for registering URI schemes is documented in RFC 2717 - 
>><http://ietf.org/rfc/rfc2717> . See, especially, 3.2, 4.1 (the IETF 
>>tree is still the only one). I haven't found any other RFCs that 
>>obsolete it, so I guess it's the currently accepted best practice.
>>The procedure for submitting a document as an Internet-Draft as a 
>>proposed RFC is documented in RFC 2223 - <http://ietf.org/rfc/rfc2223> 
>>. The introduction mentions "Memos proposed to be RFCs may be submitted 
>>by anyone."
>>As far as I can tell, you can just write up your document and submit it 
>>to the RFC Editor (rfc-editor@isi.edu) for review. But if you want it 
>>to go through the Internet-Draft process within the IETF, it seems you 
>>need to be part of one of their working groups. Though it says that if 
>>you submit something directly to the RFC Editor, they might refer you 
>>to a relevant WG if one exists. I'm not certain (I've never gone 
>>through the process), but I hope this helps.
>>- Adam
>>On Jan 3, 2005, at 2:58 PM, thus spake Christopher R. Hertel:
>>>I posted a question to the old IETF list...
>>>I heard a while back that there might be a new process for registering 
>>>schemes.  I've been working--for a few years now--on an Internet Draft 
>>>the SMB URI scheme (implemented by Thursby, Apple, jCIFS, and in 
>>>What is the current process?
>>>Chris -)-----
>>>"Implementing CIFS - the Common Internet FileSystem" ISBN: 013047116X
>>>Samba Team -- http://www.samba.org/     -)-----   Christopher R. Hertel
>>>jCIFS Team -- http://jcifs.samba.org/   -)-----   ubiqx development, 
>>>ubiqx Team -- http://www.ubiqx.org/     -)-----   crh@ubiqx.mn.org
>>>OnLineBook -- http://ubiqx.org/cifs/    -)-----   crh@ubiqx.org
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