Will Gemini ever become a standardized protocol?

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Thu Mar 25 08:25:53 GMT 2021


almaember wrote on 2021-03-25 12:26 a.m.:
> 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.


The port is already registered - to someone else.

Port 1965 has been assigned for years to "qsm-gui."

See 
https://www.iana.org/assignments/service-names-port-numbers/service-names-port-numbers.xhtml?&page=19


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