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private use schemes

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 09:56:07 +0000
Message-ID: <43D74B37.4010702@hpl.hp.com>
To: uri@w3.org


A comment on
http://tools.ietf.org/html?draft=draft-hansen-2717bis-2718bis-uri-guidelines-07.txt

I note that a while ago Larry said:
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I wondered about allowing a free-for-all private use "x-" designation,
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http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2005Feb/0045

I didn't see any discussion.
I think this is a good idea. There are cases where a protocol element, 
or an API expects a URI, and within a single logical application made 
by a single team of developers there is a need to pass a fairly 
application specific identifier across this interface.

For this use, currently people invent their own scheme names from 
anywhere in the scheme name space, encouraging them to do so from the 
set "x-*" will avoid clashes with non-private use schemes being 
developed elsewhere.

Jeremy
Received on Wednesday, 25 January 2006 09:56:50 UTC

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