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Re: Registration of acct: as a URI scheme has been requested

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:02:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE1ny+7qUX5Zs8SaoHNFgcjxG_6eDqkW04PC-Lj3miNaH4nNBw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk> wrote:

> I think the TAG should look at this.  It raises the general question
> of the architectural appropriateness of URI schemes intended only for
> use internally within a particular protocol.  As I understand it acct:
> URIs have no meaning outside messages in the proposed webfinger
> protocol.
>

I strongly second this. There is no reason why the "name@domain" can not be
just handled as a string to be parsed to get the domain and then do a
lookup in SWD/WebFinger. An additional URI scheme in front does not really
help the algorithm, as it doesn't need to distinguish between SMTP-enabled
names@domains (mailto:) and those that don't/may not ("acct:").

Thus, as "acct:" is not attached to any concrete functionality beyond SMTP
(as it does not normatively state state that such as account should be
SWD/Webfinger-enabled) AND may even overlap with mailto: names@domains, I
don't really see the point. . If we go back to the world where every new
application needs a new URI scheme, something has gone wrong.

  cheers,
     harry



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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
> To: "Paul E. Jones" <paulej@packetizer.com>
> Cc: apps-discuss@ietf.org
> Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 07:51:54 +0200
> Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] FW: I-D Action:
> draft-jones-appsawg-webfinger-06.txt
> * Paul E. Jones wrote:
> >I have also sent a request to the email address specified for URI scheme
> >review to try to move registration of "acct" along.  I hope that will not
> >take long, and I would hope it would not considering the specific and
> narrow
> >scope of "acct".
>
> http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/uri-review/current/msg01605.html if
> anyone wants to follow along.
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