Re: [OAUTH-WG] AD review of draft-ietf-oauth-urn-sub-ns-02

Barry Leiba <> Wed, 20 June 2012 18:34 UTC

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I'd like to see the new version, since there appear to be a bunch of
changes, but first here are some issues that I don't think have been
brought up yet:

The URN registration stuff seems very incompletely baked.  The title
of 5.1 correctly says it's registering a sub-namespace, but the text
incorrectly says that it's creating a registry.  Perhaps IANA will
understand, but I think you need to do this in two parts.  The first
part would register the "oauth" sub-namespace, and the second would
create a new registry for the things that go into it.

Now, as to what goes into it: What is "class"?  Is there meant to be a
registry of classes?  Is that what section 5.1 is trying to create
(which should be done in a new section 5.2)?  What initial values are
registered there?