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Repository access wording
These may seem like nits, but I'd like to make the following changes to
section 2.3 in draft-apple-schema-rqmts-list-03.
> The following access functions are REQUIRED:
> a) browse and retrieve schema listing content, listing
> meta data, and a list of available schema listings:
> + via HTTP using an HTTP client such as a web browser
Should be just "via HTTP requests". I think that many automated retrieval
agents will use HTTP without a web browser.
> + via FTP using clients such as a GUI- or
> command-line-based FTP client or a web browser
Should be just "via an FTP client".
> + via SMTP using an SMTP-to-FTP gateway
Should be just "via requests through an SMTP server". I intend to implement
the SMTP access through a program that parses requests in messages, not
through a gateway.
> b) search a list of available schema listings:
> + via HTTP using an HTTP client to download a copy of the
> list and utilizing search capabilities of that client
Should be "via HTTP, retrieving either HTML or text listings that can then
be searched by the requestor"
> + via HTTP by accessing repository-based searching
> facilities capable of accepting keywords from
> the user and returning schema listing summaries
> containing those keywords
Should be "via HTTP by accessing repository-based searching facilities such
as keyword searching; this can return schema names, schema listings, schema
metadata listings, or other useful information"
--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium