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Re: New URI scheme talk in RSS-land

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 13:50:32 -0800
Message-Id: <0C86E750-276D-11D8-939C-000A95A51C9E@textuality.com>
Cc: "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>
To: algermissen@acm.org

On Dec 5, 2003, at 1:45 PM, Jan Algermissen wrote:

> Hmm...this confuses me - isnt't dispatching to the right application
> one of the primary uses/purposes of mime-types?
>
>> because the RSS client doesn't need the
>> representation, it needs the URI.
>
> What do you mean by "it needs the URI"?

I mean it needs the URI, because it wants to *subscribe* to the feed, 
i.e. stash the URI away somewhere and do a GET on it regularly to see 
if anything's changed.  I've suggested that in fact this proposed 
scheme shouldn't be named "feed:" it should be named "subscribe:" -Tim
Received on Friday, 5 December 2003 17:01:25 GMT

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