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ANNOUNCE: semantic overlap between dated URIs and Grid Notifications

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2001 10:03:59 -0400
Message-Id: <200108261343.JAA7223294@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: gis-wg@gridforum.org, uri@w3.org

Let me experiment with that ANNOUNCE slug to discourage cross-posting in
reply.

** URI folks:  The Grid Information Services Working Group has under
consideration a proto-RFC known as the Grid Notification Framework (GNF), see

 Grid Forum Areas and Groups
 http://www.gridforum.org/groups/WG.html

The general class of applications or services served by this framework has
widespread use for the combination of the two "information fields"

producedBy=service
asOf=dateTime

And that combination is perhaps (we need to nail this semantic bit down,
yet) a sufficient key for obtaining any available further information
related to the transaction which yielded the information passed in the
notification.  Sounds like probable cause for having a URI form for this
tuple as a unit, or at least considering one.

Since the vast marjority of URI uses transiting the Web today can be viewed
just as naturally as service-request parmeters as they are viewed as
resource-identification dereferences, it is likely/desirable that the
'service' identification in the above remain conformant to or interoperable
with reference by URI.

I get overly academic.  The point is that The Grid is a user group which
_will_ be using 'duri' semantics as discussed in

draft-masinter-dated-uri-00.txt

available by e.g.


ftp://ftp.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-masinter-dated-uri-00.txt

** GIS-WG folks:  Please see


http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2001Aug/thread.html#26

for ongoing discussion of this Internet Draft.

Please use discretion in cross-posting replies.  Consult with Gregor or
Larry Masinter if you feel you need to sharpen your discretion.

Al
Received on Sunday, 26 August 2001 09:43:52 GMT

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