|Jeff Hodges||Nov 29, 2006 4:50 pm|
|Subject:||Re: New RFC about registration of URI schemes|
|From:||Jeff Hodges (Jeff...@neustar.biz)|
|Date:||Nov 29, 2006 4:50:03 pm|
Drummond Reed wrote:
FYI - Jeff Hodges of NeuStar, an observer on the XRI TC, asked me to pass along the following info:
FYI, the guidelines and procedures for registering new URI schemes (e.g. "xri:") with IANA (nee IETF) are being revised and are essentially baked. It's been approved for publication as a RFC and will be denoted as a "best current practice (BCP)". It does not yet have an RFC number assigned AFAICT.
The RFC was published in Feb-2006 and is..
4395 Guidelines and Registration Procedures for New URI Schemes. T. Hansen, T. Hardie, L. Masinter. February 2006. (Format: TXT=31933 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC2717, RFC2718) (Also BCP0115) (Status: BEST CURRENT PRACTICE)
It'd probably be a good idea for xri: mavens to review this.
Note that it includes this text, in part at the behest of the W3C TAG..
2.1. Demonstratable, new, long-lived utility
The use and deployment of new URI schemes in the Internet infrastructure is costly; some parts of URI processing may be scheme- dependent, and deployed software already processes URIs of well-known schemes. Introducing a new URI scheme may require additional software, not only for client software and user agents but also in additional parts of the network infrastructure (gateways, proxies, caches).. URI schemes constitute a single, global namespace; it is desirable to avoid contention over use of short, mneumonic scheme names. For these reasons, the unbounded registration of new schemes is harmful. New URI schemes SHOULD have clear utility to the broad Internet community, beyond that available with already registered URI schemes.
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Protocol Action: 'Guidelines and Registration Procedures for new URI Schemes' to BCP Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2005 17:23:13 -0500 From: The IESG <iesg...@ietf.org> To: IETF-Announce <ietf...@ietf.org> CC: Internet Architecture Board <ia...@iab.org>, RFC Editor <rfc-...@rfc-editor.org>
The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Guidelines and Registration Procedures for new URI Schemes ' <draft-hansen-2717bis-2718bis-uri-guidelines-06.txt> as a BCP
This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group.
The IESG contact person is Scott Hollenbeck.
A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hansen-2717bis-2718bis-uri-guideli nes- 06.txt
This document provides guidelines and recommendations for the definition of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes. It also updates the process and IANA registry for URI schemes. If approved, this document obsoletes RFCs 2717 and 2718.
Working Group Summary
This document is the work of individual submitters. It has not been reviewed by an IETF working group, though it was reviewed by members of the ur...@w3.org mailing list. An IETF last call was requested and completed. Review comments have been incorporated into the document.
Scott Hollenbeck has reviewed this document for the IESG. In addition, it was reviewed by the members of the ur...@w3.org mailing list.