Will Gemini ever become a standardized protocol?

almaember almaember at disroot.org
Wed Mar 24 22:16:27 GMT 2021


Hello,

I was wondering. Right now, Gemini uses a non-registered protocol
schema (gemini://) and a non-registered MIME-type (text/gemini).

The specification is a self-identified "pseudo-specification", and is
often not specific enough, leading to a number of de facto standards,
and the main website took a descriptive approach, and simply
collected[1] these "standards".

I understand that this is a very young protocol, but I wanted to post
this question anyway. Do you think Gemini will ever become a standard?
Even if not a standard published by a big organization like the ISO,
ECMA, IETF or IEEE, will text/gemini and the gemini url scheme ever be
registered with the IANA?

Cheers,
almaember


[1]: https://gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/best-practices.gmi


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