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Re: New URI scheme talk in RSS-land

From: Seairth Jacobs <seairth@seairth.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 21:48:39 -0500
Message-ID: <3FD14387.7000802@seairth.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org

So what if the feed must be be accessed over HTTPS?  Do we then also 
need a "feeds" scheme?  How about this instead:  create a new scheme 
called "handler" (or maybe "mime-handler") that has a format like:

handler:application/rss+xml;http://example.org/feed.rss

or generically "handler:mime-type;uri".  Now the mime-type can be used 
to determine the appropriate application and the uri can be passed to 
that application directly.  This is generic, flexible, and simple.  This 
way, if you have one application for processing RSS 1.0 (because it's 
RDF and you like to do more than just read the entries), another for RSS 
2.0 (because your RDF tool won't like it), and another for processing 
Atom (because your RSS reader won't like it), your various applications 
won't trip over each other as much as they would if they all recognized 
the "feed" or "subscribe" schemes.

Seairth Jacobs
http://www.seairth.com
Received on Friday, 5 December 2003 21:51:23 GMT

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