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RE: URLs and access issues

From: Nicolas Combelles <nicolas.combelles@apocope.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 11:26:25 +0200
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Sure, 
 
 
 

Nicolas Combelles
R&D & Mobile marketing projects Manager
________________________________
apocope ~ web & wireless business

 

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De : public-bpwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org] De la
part de Holley Kevin (Centre)
Envoyé : mardi 9 août 2005 11:14
À : Rotan Hanrahan; public-bpwg@w3.org
Objet : RE: URLs and access issues


Dear All,
 
Before we go too far with this please remember that some people have already
set up the .mobi domain for this purpose.  Whether this works for PDAs and
all phones as well as regular browsers remains to be seen.
 
Regards,
 
Kevin
 
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-----Original Message-----
From: public-bpwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Rotan Hanrahan
Sent: 09 August 2005 09:48
To: public-bpwg@w3.org
Subject: URLs and access issues


Even the chances of getting a new data format recognised are hard. A new
protocol would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible.Of course, there's
nothing wrong with using HTTP. It is, after all, what is used to retrieve
CSS files, robots.txt files, and other files that are effectively metadata.
All you need to do is define a metadata file/format for site descriptions
and you have a workable solution without having to invent a new protocol.
And the URLs can still be small.
 
Site descriptions are issues for the Semantic Web people. Perhaps they could
comment?
 
---Rotan
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Nicolas Combelles [mailto:nicolas.combelles@apocope.com]
Sent: 09 August 2005 09:40
To: public-bpwg@w3.org
Subject: RE: Best Practices document - not best practices


> what are the chances for creating a new 'mobile protocol' so instead of
having the 'http://' suffix we can use 'mob://'  ?
 
I would say ... none .. :oD. Simply because a protocol as a meaning and is
used by browser to use the correct protocol. That's not something you can or
should customize.
 
The mobile version of the http protocole used on is wstp (or something like
that) and is translated by telcos gateways to http for wap1 handset that
doesn't handle http directly.
So anyway, users always use http URLs.
 
People having better knowledge of protocols might give you a better answer,
but I think you got my point.
 
 
It is funny how this topic "Best Practices document - not best practices" is
hard to kill. I created a new one specially for URL and access issue ..
remember ?
 
 
Cheers,
Nicolas Combelles
Apocope
 

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De : public-bpwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org] De la
part de marcus saw
Envoyé : mardi 9 août 2005 04:51
À : Rotan Hanrahan; public-bpwg@w3.org
Objet : RE: Best Practices document - not best practices


Off the cuff idea but what are the chances for creating a new 'mobile
protocol' so instead of having the 'http://' suffix we can use 'mob://'  ?
 
Or would this be too hard to implement as it could potentially mean a lot of
exisitng browsers would not understand the new suffix?
 
I am personally against anything that increases the length of the URL you
have to type into a phone ( eg: sub directories http://something.com/mobile
) because phone keyboards are a pain to use due to their size and they will
probably remain tiny for the foreseable future.
 
Getting back on track - if it is possible to provide a new protocol for
mobile content then it would be equally feasible to provide a new protocol
to define the 'summary' content or 'full' content as discussed previously.
 
Marcus Saw.
http://cellsuite.blogspot.com

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