Will Gemini ever become a standardized protocol?

almaember almaember at disroot.org
Thu Mar 25 07:26:03 GMT 2021


On Thu, 25 Mar 2021 02:13:02 +0000
Jordan <jordan at crowesnest.io> wrote:

> Eh, I couldnt care less if it does or not. What would the big
> benefits be if it does?
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> On Mar 24, 2021, 6:16 PM, almaember wrote:
> 
> > 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.gm  

One benefit would be a more definitive standard. We could also register
the port so no other software will use it.

And Gemini might also get into projects like cURL.


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