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reviving the file URI scheme

From: Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:46:38 +1000
Message-ID: <CACweHNACeufvq99gPSE=P54NWsjO9hP3cM6451dbqzRgcCbQ=w@mail.gmail.com>
To: uri@w3.org
Hi, some of you may have seen that about six months ago I somewhat naively
created an ID to resurrect the 'file' URI scheme.  In the intervening
months I've spent a bit of time lurking on IETF and W3C mailing lists
familiarising myself with the standardisation process, and studying up on
how people are using and supporting file URIs, and updating the ID.  The
latest version, 09, was published yesterday: <

What I would really like is your opinions as experts, whether you think
it's a worthwhile effort, or if my approach is suitable, or any specific
issues (technical or editorial) with the ID itself.

An alternative approach I've considered is creating an Informational RFC
that "deobsoletes" parts of RFC 1738, since it's a bit unclear whether4248
(telnet) and 4266 (gopher) obsolete *all* of it, or just those scheme
definitions.  If you think that would be a better (or worse, or silly)
approach, I'd also like to hear so.

  Matthew Kerwin
Received on Thursday, 12 December 2013 08:20:20 UTC

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