Re: [apps-discuss] Review of draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme

Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org> Wed, 13 April 2016 10:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Review of draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme
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On 13/04/2016 09:28, Matthew Kerwin wrote:
>> >
>>> >>    o  the use of slashes to denote boundaries between directory levels
>>> >>       of a hierarchical file system; and
>>> >>
>>> >>    o  the requirement that client software convert the file URI into a
>>> >>       file name in the local file name conventions.
>>> >>
>> >
>> >*** Hmmm. A requirement like that moves this from being a URI
>> >specification to being a file protocol specification...
>> >
>> >
> Thank you for saying that, you've triggered a bit of a light-bulb moment
> for me about why I've had so much trouble getting this draft straight in my
> head -- maybe it is actually a protocol spec. That said, I'd rather cut it
> back to be a URI scheme spec. If we need to define the protocol in future,
> then that's a future issue.
>

Yes, I think staying clear of "protocol" is probably best.

#g
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