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

From: Dick Hardt <dick@sxip.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 17:51:00 -0600
Message-Id: <17421130-063F-4B4F-B270-D29E97EE88E7@sxip.com>
Cc: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
To: uri@w3.org, Digital Identity Exchange <dix@ietf.org>

On 20-Mar-06, at 9:42 AM, Tim Bray wrote:
>> Does this make sense? Do you have a suggestion for another  
>> approach that provides an escape mechanism and allows  
>> decentralized property /capability extension?
> In general, naming things with URIs is a good and Web-friendly  
> thing to do; as you point out, the use of the authority field  
> allows distributed authority over parts of the namespace.  In  
> particular, HTTP URIs have a lot of advantages.

Thanks everyone for the feedback on the URI scheme for DIX.
A likely shift in the architecture removes the requirement for the  
URI scheme to double as an escape sequence, so we can use HTTP.

A couple examples of what we are doing are:


> you can put something useful there that a human being can point  
> their browser at and learn something about what this string means.

Tim: what would you suggest that we put at that URLs above? An HTML  
file that describes it for people? Perhaps some metadata that is  
machine readable for typing? Suggestions welcome!

-- Dick
Received on Wednesday, 22 March 2006 23:51:21 UTC

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