URL: Getting started

From: djz@corp.webtv.net
Date: Fri, Oct 09 1998

From: djz@corp.webtv.net
To: "'Philipp Hoschka'" <ph@w3.org>, <www-tv@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 13:23:32 -0700
Message-ID: <15AAE0EBDCC9D1119FFA00805F85642E012C9F07@WNI-MSG-02>
Subject: URL: Getting started

I've volunteered to take a stab at writing a document on TV-oriented URL
schemes.  I happen to be already working on a revision to my original
IETF Internet-Draft on "tv:", so the timing works out well to bring this
into the interest group.

It sounds to me like there's probably more than one URL scheme needed
anyway: there's a generic URL for TV broadcasts that is transport
independent (like "tv:") and then there are probably several
transport-specific schemes (like "dvb:").  The first is more like a
resource name than a locator (describing a given broadcast stream,
rather than explaining where to find it), whereas the second class of
schemes are true resource locators.

Since my old "tv:" URL draft has expired, I've put it up on our local
Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/dtv/draft-zigmond-tv-url-00.txt.
This was just an early draft, so understand that I'm not proposing this
as the final answer for us.  But I hope it helps get the discussion


Dan Zigmond
Co-Manager, Interactive Television
Senior Manager, Interactive Television Standards
WebTV Networks, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Philipp Hoschka [mailto:ph@w3.org]
Sent: Friday, October 09, 1998 1:12 PM
To: www-tv@w3.org
Subject: Getting started

In the immediate future, we need to address the following
discussion items from


1) Document on TV-specific requirements on CSS
2) Document on "tv" URL-scheme

The page already lists a number of people that have
expressed interest to do the work required here.
It also lists the current status that I'm aware of, e.g.
which documents already exist.

To get started, I guess the best way to procede is
for one or more of the people listed as "workers" for
each topic to come up with strawman proposal(s) on these
topics, and send them to this list. To distinguish between
the two topics, please put "URL:" or "CSS:" at the beginning
of the subject line.

The page also lists a discussion item on a "Document on
TV-specific requirements on HTML". My feeling is that
this has been a bit overtaken by events since the IG proposal
was written, since different groups have already started to work on
this (see page for details)

If there are no objections, I would thus like to change
this work item into reviewing eventual working
drafts coming out of these groups on whether they meet the
TV-specific requirements they claim to address,
rather than writing our own requirements document.
However, I'm open to suggestions.

-Philipp Hoschka, W3C

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