Re: URI registration process.

The procedure for registering URI schemes is documented in RFC 2717 - 
<> . 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 - <> 
.. 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 ( 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 
> for
> the SMB URI scheme (implemented by Thursby, Apple, jCIFS, and in 
> Samba's
> libsmbclient).
> What is the current process?
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