Clarifying Registry Procedures for the WebSocket Subprotocol Name Registry
draft-hardie-rfc6455-iana-clarification-03

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Internet-Draft                                             June 01, 2016
Updates: RFC6455 (if approved)
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Clarifying registry procedures for the Websockets sub-protocol registry
               draft-hardie-rfc6455-iana-clarification-03

Abstract

   This document clarifies the instructions to IANA for the sub-protocol
   registry set up for Websockets in RFC 6455.

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1.  Introduction

   [RFC6455] section 11.5 sets up a Subprotocol Name Registry at IANA
   and directs IANA to use First Come First Serve registration
   procedures as set out in [RFC5226].  The reuse of this registry by
   other protocols has indicated that some clarification of the
   instructions to IANA would be useful.

2.  Clarified instructions

   The tokens registered in the Websockets sub-protocol registry created
   by RFC 6455 Section 11.5 are matched using case-sensitive string
   match.  IANA is, however, instructed to decline registrations in the
   registry which differ only as to case, in order to minimize potential
   confusion among different registered versions.  For other useful
   advice on avoiding collision, registrants are encouraged to consult
   the non-normative section 1.9 of RFC 6455.

3.  Security Considerations

   This document describes an update to registry policy, not a protocol.

4.  IANA Considerations

   This document is, in its entirety, a clarification of the registry
   policy for the Websockets sub-protocol name registry.  As part of
   this clarification, IANA is requested to list both this document and
   RFC 6455 as references for the Websockets sub-protocol registry.  In
   addition, IANA is requested to include the following note under the
   registry's Registration Procedures: "Please see Section 2 of RFC
   XXXX, which clarifies that registrations which differ from existing
   registrations only by case will be refused."

5.  Acknowledgements

   Takeshi Yoshino, Anne Van Kesteren, Julian Reshke, Barry Leiba, and
   Alexey Melnikov reviewed this update.  Harald Alvestrand acted as
   document shepherd.

6.  Normative References

   [RFC6455]  Fette, I. and A. Melnikov, "The WebSocket Protocol",
              RFC 6455, DOI 10.17487/RFC6455, December 2011,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6455>.

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   [RFC5226]  Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
              IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 5226,
              DOI 10.17487/RFC5226, May 2008,
              <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5226>.

Author's Address

   Ted Hardie

   Email: ted.ietf@gmail.com

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