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RE: [whatwg] Proposing URI Templates for WebForms 2.0

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 03:44:46 -0400
To: "'Mark Nottingham'" <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: "'Ian Hickson'" <ian@hixie.ch>, "'Jerome Louvel'" <contact@noelios.com>, <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, "'URI'" <uri@w3.org>, "'REST Discuss'" <rest-discuss@yahoogroups.com>
Message-ID: <032101c93bf5$b68bc790$6702a8c0@Guides.local>

Mark Nottingham>> This is good and I agree that in a perfect world, more
flexibility would have been designed in from the start. However, to put them
into the mix while the machine is running is a bit more complex; there needs
to be something more compelling (there's that word again) to drive adoption.

Can you help me understand the comment on why "putting them into the mix
while the machine is running is a bit more complex?"  I guess I don't
understand either "while the machine is running" part and why it is more
complex.  What about it is more complex.

Mark Nottingham>> If you can find cases where someone can reuse that
template in an unintended way -- e.g., a search engine, a client doing
automated things, a non-traditional browser, an intermediary -- I think it'd
go a long way towards this. 

Hopefully the 3 examples I gave in my ealier email presents relevent cases?

Mark Nottingham>> And, if you can come up with those cases, why not define
it as an extension (since it needs to be largely backwards-compatible

What exactly is an HTML5 extension?  Can you provide a link that explains
this?  I can't comment as to if it would be an acceptable substitute until I
know more...

Mark Nottingham>> If it takes off, you can have the satisfaction of seeing
it incorporated into HTML6...

Please PLEASE don't make us wait until 2032 or so for this! ;-)

-Mike Schinkel 
President; NewClarity LLC 
Organizer: Atlanta Web Entrepreneurs
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