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Re: .well-known

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:29:56 +0200
Cc: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <362BE3D2-7D1A-4316-A106-9503CC72DAA0@w3.org>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
David,

the .well-known mechanism is the result of a long discussion with the TAG that had difficulties with the principle of baking in URI-schemes like "-metadata.json". Note that the agreement is to have a default fall-back, ie, if the .well-known file does not exist then the client can fall back to a default value which, actually, reproduces the previous patterns. I think we should go ahead with this approach to cover all points of views.

Ivan



> On 17 Jun 2015, at 05:20 , David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:
> 
> I'm sorry to ask this question at this point, but is .well-known *really* needed for this?
> 
> I am concerned that it is just adding complexity and network accesses for dubious benefit.  AFAICT -- but please correct me if I've overlooked something -- the only "benefit" that .well-known adds here is to allow users to use non-standard names for their metadata files.  And what *real* benefit is that?  It seems to me to be adding pointless variability.  Are there really cases where users *cannot* name their metadata files to end with "-metadata.json"?  If so what are they?
> 
> David Booth
> 
> On 06/16/2015 09:20 PM, Yakov Shafranovich wrote:
>> Hmm. I am wondering if we can use the host-meta file instead, skipping
>> the registration, as per this:
>> 
>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6415#section-4.2
>> 
>> On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 4:01 PM, Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net> wrote:
>>> On Jun 16, 2015, at 12:55 PM, Yakov Shafranovich <yakov-ietf@shaftek.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> What's the proposed format?
>>> 
>>> It's simply a file with one URI pattern per line. You can see the proposed
>>> text here:
>>> https://rawgit.com/w3c/csvw/98e728bcfef8d30e68c10f9cd798da0d39c7d172/syntax/index.html#site-wide-location-configuration
>>> 
>>> Gregg
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Jun 16, 2015 3:38 PM, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Jeni, Gregg,
>>>> 
>>>> I have just received the green light from our system people to set up the
>>>> .well-known csw file. Can you ping me when the changes are added to the
>>>> documents and the issue is closed? I would also need to know if it should
>>>> contain anything else than the default.
>>>> 
>>>> I will also take care of the registration when the document is available.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks
>>>> 
>>>> Ivan
>>>> 
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