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

From: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:24:26 -0700
To: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
CC: "apps-discuss@ietf.org" <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, URI <uri@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Xiaoshu Wang [mailto:wangxiao@musc.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 7:34 PM

> (1) You develop your XSD document format, in whatever form you think is
> the most suitable.  And you deploy that definition in the Web, say
> http://xsd.type.com, which in essence makes it a media-type.
> (2) Then, you client content-negotiate the XSD content with that URI
> with the desired resource.
> It is as easy as it gets.  All communication problem can (and I think
> should be solved in this way).  I said can because, as Butler Lampson
> has famously said: "All problems in computer science can be solved by
> another level of indirection".  Content negotiation is just a level of
> "indirection".  The problem is abstracted into a URI and then
> negotiated
> over that URI.

I disagree [1], and have no interest in having this discussion with you *again* [2].


[1] http://www.hueniverse.com/hueniverse/2009/03/discovery-and-content-negotiation.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2009Mar/0034.html
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