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Re: fb: URIs?

From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 16:39:41 -0500
Message-ID: <e395be81002151339k1eda4cbfk238e2b42f801996c@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Cc: "Daniel R. Tobias" <dan@tobias.name>, uri@w3.org
Hi Gannon,

The two specs for URI syntax are:

ftp://ftp.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt (IETF Standard)
- Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax

ftp://ftp.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3987.txt (IETF Proposed Standard)
- Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)

The spec for URI scheme registration rules is:

ftp://ftp.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4395.txt (IETF Best Current Practice)
Guidelines and Registration Procedures for New URI Schemes

The spec for ABNF syntax (used in URI scheme definitions) is:

ftp://ftp.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5234.txt (IETF Standard)
Augmented BNF for Syntax Specifications: ABNF

The idea with RFC 3986 is that you import and use verbatim
as many elements as possible, for reliable processing.

Cheers,
- Ira

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On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 2:46 PM, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Ira,
>
> If what Dan is pointing out is correct, then the US Library of Congress "Handle Server" (for the Code lists) is a problem too, I think.  The INFO domain is registered with IANA, but the URL's are of the form
>
> e.g. info:lc/vocabulary/countries/af (for "Afghanistan")
>
> http://www.loc.gov/standards/codelists/
>
> Would you or Dan be so kind as to give me a link to the spec?  Shortening the URL would be very handy.  The straight HTTP/LDAP approach is a bit cumbersome off to the right of the links:
> http://www.rustprivacy.org/meta/strat-ml/iso3166rdf.html
>
> --Gannon
>
> --- On Mon, 2/15/10, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: fb: URIs?
>> To: "Daniel R. Tobias" <dan@tobias.name>, "Ira McDonald" <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
>> Cc: uri@w3.org
>> Date: Monday, February 15, 2010, 11:33 AM
>> Hi Dan,
>>
>> You're right - 'fb:' is NOT registered and due to
>> the syntax (invalid authority) COULD NOT be
>> registered with IANA.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> - Ira
>>
>> Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
>> Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
>> Co-Chair - TCG Hardcopy WG
>> IETF Designated Expert - IPP & Printer MIB
>> Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
>> email: blueroofmusic@gmail.com
>> winter:
>>   579 Park Place  Saline, MI  48176
>>   734-944-0094
>> summer:
>>   PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI 49839
>>   906-494-2434
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Daniel R. Tobias <dan@tobias.name>
>> wrote:
>> > I just noticed that the iPhone Facebook app, when you
>> enable its
>> > recently-added feature to sync your Facebook friends
>> with your iPhone
>> > contacts, inserts URIs for each person of the form:
>> >
>> > fb://profile/771025267
>> >
>> > When you click on such a URI from the iPhone contact
>> section, it
>> > brings up the person's Facebook info via the Facebook
>> app.
>> >
>> > I presume this is a nonstandard, unregistered URI
>> scheme; has any
>> > attempt been made to register it?
>> >
>> > It also appears to abuse the double slash, since what
>> follows doesn't
>> > seem to be any sort of "authority".
>> >
>> > When the contacts are further synced to other programs
>> and systems (I
>> > have mine automatically syncing in quite a few
>> directions to various
>> > things both on my PC and on the net), you end up with
>> nonfunctional
>> > links in most of the places, as no programs that I
>> know of outside
>> > the iPhone support this scheme; the "use HTTP for
>> everything" crowd
>> > sometimes has a point.
>> >
>> >
>> > --
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>> >
>> >
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