The "about" URI Scheme
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'The "about" URI Scheme' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'The "about" URI Scheme' (draft-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme-07.txt) as Informational RFC This document is the product of the Applications Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Barry Leiba and Pete Resnick. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-appsawg-about-uri-scheme/
Technical Summary This document specifies the "about" URI scheme, that is widely used by Web browsers and some other applications to designate access to their internal resources. Working Group Summary There was a little controversial discussion about IANA registration policy in choosing between FCFS and Specification Required. There were some who wanted to specify more about-tokens and their details, but consensus came down to being minimal. This document got reasonable rough consensus for FCFS. Document Quality There are multiple existing implementations of about: URIs. The main point of this document is to register a scheme that's been in use for some time, and to document its usage. Personnel Jiankang Yao is the Document Shepherd. Barry Leiba is the Responsible Area Director. IANA Note The AD has talked with IANA about how the registry might be presented. The document shows it as a table and a registration template. IANA will decide on the final presentation, working with the editor and AD as needed.