Re: IANA Update: Project to convert registries to XML

Julian Reschke <> Tue, 15 July 2008 11:18 UTC

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this looks really good; a simple XML format, XSLT provided, registry 
served both as XML and proper XHTML.

Here are a few question/suggestions though...:

1) When you say

> All existing URLs to protocol registries shall continue to work, and the new
> formats will be available from our website at
> as they are rolled out. that just for a transition period? Will the new formats eventually 
served for the old URLs?

2) I think it would be good to have stable HTTP URLs both to registries 
and individual registrations. For "simple" registries, would it be 
possible to assign predictable and stable id attributes to the XML (and 
the XHTML), so linking to fragments would work?

3) Registry format: I like registries that not only reference RFCs, but 
also tell their readers which section of the document has the reference. 
Will this be supported as an option?

4) Finally an idea for future work: use GRDDL 
(<>) to extract RDF from the registries.

BR, Julian

PS: Are people involved with this present in Dublin?
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