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The MWI device repository

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 08:23:47 -0400
Message-Id: <B32121D9-DFFE-484F-B97C-69F6CA132EB1@w3.org>
Cc: Vincent Vincent Quint <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
To: W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>

A possible question for the TAG is about the wisdom of repositories  
in general, and what applies in this case.  It is a fairly well- 
established aspect of the Web architecture that instead of  
repositories, wherever possible, a set of web pages, to which anyone  
can add their own, is more scalable.

However, I understand here that the history is that  phone  
manufacturers were not (for some reason) prepared to actually put  
data files online expressing the parameters of the phone.
In practice, databases have been set up by third parties.

Note that this requirements document sets out not just repository  
query but also update and change notification.  It would be  
interesting to see how the requirements match against the things the  
DAWG group has considered for possible future work.

I suggest review by the DAWG and the TAG.


> "Publication of the FPWD on Device Description Repository  
> Requirements 1.0  10 April 2006
> The MWI Device Description Working Group has released the First  
> Public Working Draft of Device Description Repository Requirements  
> 1.0. [2] This document contains requirements for storing and giving  
> access to device descriptions. Feedback can be directed to the DDWG  
> public mailing list (archive)."
> [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-DDR-requirements-20060410/
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