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Re: [dxwg] Use case: web browser navigation of profile information

From: Ruben Verborgh via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 06:03:54 +0000
To: public-dxwg-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <issue_comment.created-391230453-1527055433-sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Yeah, but OAI-MPH dates back to 2002 and has few to do with the Web. Talk to OAI-PMH co-author @hvdsomp and he'll be the first to tell you how OAI-PMH was not a Web-oriented way of thinking.

You can see a much more evolved line of thinking in the [Memento](https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7089) spec, which like our work here also tackles content negotiation, and does not use any magic URIs.

I agree we should make it easy for people too, but let's just use the Web. If you want to point people to something, just link to it. Don't ask them to change the address bar, and don't mandate what the server's URI should be. And URI construction doesn's solve discovery, whereas linking does.

BTW In the case of Memento, there's also a browser extension that lets users do the negotiation.

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