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RE: Dates in URIs?

From: Schleiff, Marty <marty.schleiff@boeing.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 10:30:16 -0800
Message-ID: <2C1C6A07EEDCB14ABBACAC793BF8BE9E02E96CB9@XCH-NW-6V2.nw.nos.boeing.com>
To: "Williams, Stuart \(HP Labs, Bristol\)" <skw@hp.com>, "Renato Iannella" <renato@nicta.com.au>, <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "John Cowan" <cowan@ccil.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

> > > What on earth elevated these character sequences to the status of 
> > > "metadata" about anything?
> > 
> > The draft TAG finding on "The Use of Metadata in URIs".
> Hmmmm.... I don't think so. I don't think the finding tells 
> folks that what they are looking at *is* metadata, or what it 
> signifies.

>From the first paragraph of the introduction: "Such metadata might
include the title of a document, the creation date of the resource, the
MIME media type that is likely to be returned by an HTTP GET, a digital
signature usable to verify the integrity or authorship of the resource
content, or hints about URI assignment policies that would allow one to
guess the URIs for related resources." 

Maybe the finding doesn't say what they are looking at *is* metadata,
but it does say it *might* be metadata. And if it's not metadata, then
the document spends lots of time exploring things that aren't metadata.

Marty.Schleiff@boeing.com; CISSP
Associate Technical Fellow 
Cyber Identity Specialist
Computing Security Infrastructure
(206) 679-5933
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