Re: Last Call: <draft-farrell-decade-ni-07.txt> (Naming Things with Hashes) to Proposed Standard

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Hi Stephen,
At 14:20 22-06-2012, Stephen Farrell wrote:
>The issues raised but not so far obviously resolved on the
>list were I think:
>1) inclusion of content type
>2) nih as a URI scheme or not


>For (2) we've left nih in as a URI scheme in this version.
>We're still in favour of keeping it that way and have added
>some language about why its there and is done like that. I'm
>guessing that Martin at least won't be happy (but who knows;-),
>so again comments are welcome as to whether the new text helps
>or not. But in the end we'll go with Barry's consensus call
>on this if he judges that we're in the rough, rather than the
>folks who've commented on this topic. In that case I'll put
>out a version with no nih scheme and the "human speakable"
>format as just a textual convention (with a check-digit,
>which'd be plain odd IMO, the uri scheme is the right idea

I read Section 7 of draft-farrell-decade-ni-08.  The justification 
for a nih URI scheme elicits a smile.  The idea is futuristic. :-)  I 
suggest having a version without the nih scheme.