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Re: distinguishing between 'description URLs' and 'interface URLs'

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 12:55:01 +0100
To: Michiel de Jong <michiel@unhosted.org>
Cc: public-opentag@w3.org
Message-ID: <0C55C9BA1D084AF8ABB90985CD970B70@marcosc.com>



On Wednesday, 9 May 2012 at 12:29, Michiel de Jong wrote:

> sorry i meant description URI and interface URI, not URN.
> 
> So the five types of URI i propose are:
> 
> - URN only
> - description URI (points to a description of the thing)
> - interface URI (points to e.g. an email address of a person)
> - retrieval URL (for a document that's on the web)
> - interaction URL (for an API that's on the web)
> 
> interface URI is the most complicated one to understand i think - it's
> when you refer to a user by naming her email address. if you consider
> the email address to be an API of the user, with which the user is
> present on the web, then you could merge interface URI into
> interaction URL and have only 4 types of URIs.

Just to handle the simple case, is it possible to change the data to make it more descriptive (then you don't need to deal so much with the URI semantics)? Like:

<person
   email="some@email.com"
   description="http://about.me/description"  
/>
 
Or is that something you are already doing? 

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Marcos Caceres
http://datadriven.com.au
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