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Re: New URI scheme talk in RSS-land

From: Paul Denning <pauld@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 11:13:12 -0500
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At 08:39 PM 2003-12-09, Graham wrote:

>Tim Berners-Lee wrote:
>>It is *not* a good idea to confuse a reference to a resource with
>>instructions as to what to do with it.
>>The fact that you might want to poll a living document to see how it
>>changes and the type of data in the document are really orthoganal, and
>>should be kept that way in the protocol and the UI.
>Then surely the problem here is the architecture of links themselves? The 
>problem being that they only serve as pointers to a resource, they give no 
>clue as to what to do with it. As you say, how to use a resource is 
>independent of its document format, and of its location. In most cases, 
>having a default action for a combination of type and location has been 
>more than adequate. But there is sometimes a need to change the default 
>action clicking a link produces - a example of this already in use is 
>links that specify they are to be opened in new windows. This all sounds 
>like something you might have discussed before, though.
>Graham Parks

Perhaps rddl:purpose should be used and modify browsers to dispatch to the 
RSS aggregator subscription function if the 

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