Re: [Uri-review] Review Request of new URI Scheme

Eric Johnson <eric@tibco.com> Thu, 06 June 2013 17:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Uri-review] Review Request of new URI Scheme
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Hmmm - as I see it, the primary problem with this request is that it 
seems to confuse a string with the format "xxx:" with something that 
might be called  URI.

The usage given:

Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync("ms-settings-power:");

suggests from the name that the author(s) of the method intended to 
launch URIs. However, the *only* place that this alleged URI scheme 
might be useful is apparently in conjunction with this particular API. 
So this method is launching strings, some of which have a special 
format. That doesn't make it a URI.

Picking this apart in the literal sense:

  - Uniform - not really - at least not in the sense that it can be used 
in other places where URIs can be found. I couldn't use this in Java, I 
can't use it from my Mac, and and I cannot even use it from a Windows 
desktop.
  - Resource - the abstract resource indicated here seems to be a 
specific application. But it isn't a resource from most places where you 
might find a URI (a web page, an Android phone, an instance of an XML 
document that uses the XML Schema anyURI type)
  - Identifier - Not even sure that what this is identifying is 
consistent over time.

Eric

On 6/5/13 4:10 PM, Kang Su Gatlin wrote:
>
> Hello, I am requesting review for the following URI scheme:
>
> Resource Identifier (RI) Scheme name:
>       ms-settings-power
>    Status:
>       provisional
>    Scheme syntax:
>       ms-settings-power
>
> Scheme semantics:
>       Launches the battery saver settings application.
>    Encoding considerations:
>       None
>
> Applications/protocols that use this scheme name:
>       Battery Saver settings application in Windows Phone.
>
> Interoperability considerations:
>       None
>    Security considerations:
>       None
>    Contact:
>      urischemeowners@microsoft.com
>    Author/Change controller:
>       urischemeowners@microsoft.com
>
> References:
> http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/basics/battery-making-it-last
>
>
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