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RE: Status of ftp:///?

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 22:52:20 -0700
To: "'Paul Hoffman'" <phoffman@imc.org>, "'Frank Ellermann'" <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>, uri@w3.org
Message-id: <0IGM005OKDN8HS@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

At some point in the past, I volunteered to take on the
"file:" draft, but I got distracted. 

My hope was that we could produce a document that contained
an informational component ("what current file: URI 
interpreters do today") with a survey of current
implementations, and some informational guidelines
("what future file: URI generators could do to
 be maximally compatible") and then end with some
normative text
("what future file: URI interpreters should do").

My hope would be to progress this along standards track,
i.e., aim for DRAFT or even FULL standard. The 'protocol'
itself meets the criteria for full standard, so we should
be able to write a document that would stand in that

I think we got into controversy because people were confusing
what I propose as informational parts and thinking that
they would have to be normative. 

Anyway, that's my idea. Shoot at it.

Received on Tuesday, 17 May 2005 20:35:43 UTC

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