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Re: Apple Music Store & Web Architecture

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 13:37:24 -0700
Message-ID: <3EB03404.2030001@textuality.com>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

Tim Bray wrote:

> They invented a new URI scheme: itms:..... which, if you have a Mac with 
> iTunes 4, pops up iTunes when you click on it.  Hmm... I think this is a 
> potentially important piece of the infrastructure, does anyone know 
> anyone at Apple who might be interested in some dialogue with the world 
> as to the pros and cons of this approach?

OK, I was wrong.  If you take out itms: and http: at the front you get 
reams of XML out, see below.  Near as I can tell, "itms:" accomplishes 
dispatching the output to iTunes, which ought to be done with the 
media-type or namespace or some such.  But it's nice that you can safely 
ignore it.

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/advancedSearchResults?artistTerm=Beck&albumTerm=Sea%20Change


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Cheers, Tim Bray
         (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)
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