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[ih] URl construct

On 7/4/2012 8:40 AM, John Curran wrote:
> On Jul 3, 2012, at 7:40 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:
>> What makes this a more interesting topic is that the design of the URL meta-construct has essentially permitted the Web to coopt all other independent work.
> That's very much an IETF creation

I think it wasn't.  I think it was in the original construct, based on 
some limited research I've done, such as:


This is not to say that the milestone you cite is irrelevant or 

But I've been finding a difference between core technical points versus 
critical adoption (social) points.  From what I can tell, the basic 
construct of

    <scheme> "://" <scheme details> was in the original Web design.

The milestone you cite appears to have been the essential point of 
gaining agreement among disparate (and possibly competing) groups to use 
the same reference mechanism, with difference <scheme> values.

For reference, recent discussions about email history have surfaced what 
I believe was a similar critical-mass milestone for adoption, when 
disparate email operations communities agreed on the same addressing 


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking