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Re: [dix] on the dix: URI scheme for DIX/SXIP

From: Norman Walsh <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 12:00:42 -0500
To: Dick Hardt <dick@sxip.com>
Cc: John Merrells <merrells@sxip.com>, Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>, uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <87oe01xd8l.fsf@nwalsh.com>
/ Dick Hardt <dick@sxip.com> was heard to say:
| One might think that we could just use "http://dixs.org" as the  escape
| sequence, but we wanted anyone to be able to extend DIX, so  having a new
| scheme allows the scheme to be the escape

But if you didn't invent a new scheme, then I could use any URI I wanted
as the escape, no? In particular, http://nwalsh.com/mydixthingamabob/
could be an extension. And it would have the enormous advantage that
Tim Bray pointed to: you could drop that in a browser and find out
what the heck my thingamabob was.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM / XML Standards Architect / Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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