Last Call Review of draft-nottingham-rfc7320bis-02

Request Review of draft-nottingham-rfc7320bis
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 03)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2019-12-16
Requested 2019-11-18
Authors Mark Nottingham
Draft last updated 2019-11-28
Completed reviews Opsdir Last Call review of -02 by Qin Wu (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -02 by Robert Sparks (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -02 by Donald Eastlake (diff)
Tsvart Last Call review of -02 by Joseph Touch (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Qin Wu
State Completed
Review review-nottingham-rfc7320bis-02-opsdir-lc-wu-2019-11-28
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 02 (document currently at 03)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2019-11-28


This document provides a good guidance on the specification of URI  substructure in standards. One key value of this document is to remove constraints upon the structure of URIs and provide best current practice on how to specify structure and semantics within URIs. I believe it is ready for publication.

Major issue:
Not found

Minor issue:
I am curious why this bis document is not published through WG process but through individual stream process. If this document is published through individual steam process with AD sponsored, should this document be classified as informational? Where was this document initially discussed to build IETF consensus? In which WG? Is removing constraints on the structure of URIs causing a lot of debate, e.g., the following constraints relaxation:
Note that this does not apply to Applications defining a structure of
URIs paths "under" a resource under control of the server.  Because
the prefix is under control of the party deploying the application,
collisions and rigidity are avoided, and the risk of erroneous client
assumptions is reduced.
Try to look into the history of the relevant discussion.