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RE: URI for abstract concepts (domain, host, origin, site, etc.)

From: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 19:14:07 -0700
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
CC: "apps-discuss@ietf.org" <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <90C41DD21FB7C64BB94121FBBC2E723437833981DA@P3PW5EX1MB01.EX1.SECURESERVER.NET>
Not sure how this is going to help. You still end up with an HTTP URI with no clear semantic meaning other than an HTTP resource.

EHL

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan@ccil.org]
> Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:03 PM
> To: Eran Hammer-Lahav
> Cc: Xiaoshu Wang; apps-discuss@ietf.org; www-tag@w3.org; URI
> Subject: Re: URI for abstract concepts (domain, host, origin, site,
> etc.)
> 
> Eran Hammer-Lahav scripsit:
> 
> > Without passing judgment on your proposal, it is clearly not
> something
> > that can be accomplished within a short time frame. I have a very
> > specific need to indicate a document describes "a host" which is a
> > combination of domain, port, and potentially protocol. I just need to
> > say it formatted as a URI.
> 
> A simple approach would be to use a data: URI (see RFC 2397) of the
> form
> "data:application/uri,http://www.ccil.org".  I proposed this for a
> related
> purpose during the Great XML Namespace Debate, but it didn't get
> traction.
> 
> --
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>     --Don Quixote, Introduction                 cowan@ccil.org
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