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Re: opaque uris and self-describing resources

From: Clive D.W. Feather <clive@demon.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 13:01:39 +0000
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>, "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080118130139.GD61770@finch-staff-1.thus.net>

Sandro Hawke said:
> > so i assume to discover the non-http nature of the resource 
> > identified by u1, there must be some content within the returned 
> > resource that makes that statement. logically, i see three ways how the 
> > non-httpness of the identified resource could be established:
> > 
> > 1. string matching with a magic prefix
> > 
> > 2. the 303 returned when dereferencing the uri
> > 
> > 3. embedded metadata in the returned resource

> The TAG reached consensus on 15 Jun 2005 to use option 2.

How does this work when I'm not online? How does my software discover that
there's something special about this URL?

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