Re: [Uri-review] Initial inquiry into URI proposal (nym)

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After some reflection, I think that I might be able to accomplish my goals
by making four changes to the existing vCard standard - two so trivial they
can be implemented immediately with X-type experimental fields, one likely
so, and one that was giving me fits before I finally thought of an
obvious alternate approach. (In case you're wondering: adding Authority and
Confidence tags; adding date/time/period fields to any given tag; and
adding an in-line cryptographic hash authenticating the whole shebang.) And
if vCard itself can't be upgraded for this, I can base a new,
vCard-derivedformat on all of the above.

If anybody here can recommend an appropriate mailing list or (set of)
individual(s) I can contact, so that I can get some further feedback as I
try working through IETF's standardization process, then I will do my best
to graciously allow this list to return to its usual discussions on URIs.

I would like to thank everyone who put up with my naive fumblings here, and
especially thank those of you who gave me enough constructive criticism to
help me realize some of my fundamental errors.

Thank you for your time,