Re: Inline support for vector files

Larry Masinter (
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 17:15:58 PST

> Particularly since URLs are not an ISO standard, so a method for encoding Web
> links into a CGM cannot form part of an ISO standard. Perhaps as a non-normative
> annex. Thus, Sods law dictates that different industry groupings will pick at
> least two ways of doing this.

A relatively recent agreement between ISO and IETF allows ISO
standards to reference IETF standards (and vice versa, although that
wasn't a problem before).

The URL document is standards-track, but of course it isn't a standard
yet. However, given the (historical) relative pace of IETF vs. ISO
standards process, perhaps this won't be an issue.