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Comment from: firstname.lastname@example.org Name: Dan Connolly Title: IETF Liaison Organization: W3C Regarding Specification: XRI tried to send this earlier; can't find it in the archive, so trying agin via this form... From: Dan Connolly <email@example.com> Date: April 22, 2005 3:51:44 PM EDT To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: xri: registration with IETF/IANA? "The purpose of this committee is to define a URI-compatible identifier scheme and resolution protocol that meets these requirements." -- http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xri/charter.php The next sentence is confusing... "The XRI scheme will be a superset of the URI scheme defined by RFC 2396 and RFC 2396bis." Does that mean that every URI is also an XRI? Or that xri: is designed to be a new URI scheme? xri: is not registered... http://www.iana.org/assignments/uri-schemes The process for making a new URI scheme is "IETF consensus action" i.e. the normal IETF process, starting with Internet Drafts and such. I don't see any proposals for xri in Internet Drafts nor relevant mailing lists. I think IETF registration should get started, at least in the form of an Internet Draft, before the OASIS membership is asked to endorse XRIs and before they're deployed at any scale. Oh... I see a launch has already happened... "Identity Commons commenced its early registration program for i-names on October, 25th 2004" -- http://www.idcommons.net/ and I see a press release http://idcommons.net/press/iname-launch-2004-10-25.html ... though I don't see technical details of how xri: names are actually used.