[whatwg] Reserving XRI and URN in registerProtocolHandler

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Nov 26 02:18:12 PST 2010

On 26.11.2010 05:20, Brett Zamir wrote:
> I'd like to propose reserving two protocols for use with
> navigator.registerProtocolHandler: "urn" and "xri" (or possibly xriNN
> where NN is a version number).
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Resource_Identifier for info
> on XRI (basically allows the equivalents of URN but with a user-defined
> namespace and without needing ICANN/IANA approval). Although it was

You don't need ICANN/IANA approval.

You can use informal URN namespaces, use a URN scheme that allows just 
grabbing a name (such as URN:UUID) *or* write a small spec; for the 
latter, the approval is *IETF* consensus (write an Internet Draft, then 
ask the IESG for publication as RFC).

Best regards, Julian

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