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RE: [whatwg] Proposing URI Templates for WebForms 2.0

From: Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 08:27:40 -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>
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Mark Nottingham>> Of course; the point I was trying to make is that avoiding
a roundtrip isn't going to motivate a whole new technology, at least one
that's so specialised.

It really doesn't seem to be that specialized to me. URLs are used
ubiquitously, and a widespread implementation of URI Templates such as in
HTML5 could empower the use of URI Templates in so many different contexts
where they would have value.

As an aside, I'm beginning to understand that the people who get their
concerns addressed in the WG are the ones with the most stamina. :)

>> If you define it as declarative markup and implement it for the browsing
case with JavaScript, non-JS clients (e.g., robots) can still use the
declarative markup, if they're aware of it.

True, but the point is that nobody is going to code something when the
number of those aware of it are <1% given that w/o Javascript it isn't
possible to do it any other way.

>> Carl Cargill did a good job in "Open Systems Standardization":

Very cool, it's on order. Thanks.

-Mike
Received on Saturday, 1 November 2008 12:28:18 GMT

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