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RE: Uniform access to descriptions

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:15:19 +0000
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <184112FE564ADF4F8F9C3FA01AE50009FCE9CC6FAE@G1W0486.americas.hpqcorp.net>

The wiki page at
http://esw.w3.org/topic/FindingResourceDescriptions
omits two obvious potential solutions:

1. Hand out the URI of the metadata (which should *include* a link to the data) instead of handing out the URI of the data directly.  It seems silly to add a new header to the HTTP protocol just because data publishers can't remember to hand out the metadata URI.

2. Bundle the data with the metadata, as previously described here:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Feb/0039.html

Perhaps these solutions wouldn't be good enough for the use cases you wish to address, but what exactly *are* the use cases?  The wiki page has only a placeholder for them.



David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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