Re: [Uri-review] The "acct" URI scheme

"Paul E. Jones" <> Sat, 07 July 2012 05:35 UTC

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I personally think "acct" is a better choice since many URIs relate to
users, including "mailto:" and "xmpp:".  The "acct:" URI scheme also refers
to a user, but more specifically to a user's account.


I have seen some typos for "acct", as well, but that is a standard
abbreviation for account.  Normal users will not have to worry with this,
anyway.  In any case, people will get used to it like they do sftp, etc.




From: Melvin Carvalho [] 
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To: Paul E. Jones
Cc:;; Mike Jones; Murray S. Kucherawy;
Gonzalo Salgueiro
Subject: Re: [Uri-review] The "acct" URI scheme



On 6 July 2012 05:22, Paul E. Jones <> wrote:


The "acct" URI scheme was just moved out of the WebFinger draft and into its
own draft.  As you give further consideration to this scheme, please
consider it within the context of this draft:

Quick question.

I wonder if "user:" is a more natural prefix to register than acct:

A couple of reasons:

1) user is mentioned in rfc6068 a number of times e.g.

2) (minor) "acct" is not actually a word and I've seen it typod as accnt a
few times


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> Subject: [Uri-review] The "acct" URI scheme
> URI Reviewers,
> We are progressing work in the IETF on WebFinger.  As a component of that
> work, we have defined the "acct" URI scheme that we would like to
> register. The "acct" URI scheme was first proposed several years ago in
> the Internet community and already adopted in some implementations
> (including Google+), etc.  The specification attempts to formalize and
> finalize the WebFinger specification, including the "acct" URI scheme.
> The URI scheme registration template  can be found in Section 12.1 of this
> draft:
> We kindly request that you review the proposed URI scheme.
> We look forward to your feedback.
> Thanks!
> Paul
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