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Re: Usage Patterns For Hash In URLs

From: Xiaoshu Wang <wangxiao@musc.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 00:22:23 +0000
Message-ID: <47E6F43F.8030009@musc.edu>
To: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>
CC: ashok.malhotra@oracle.com, www-tag@w3.org

T.V.,

Since hash URI is URI's fragment identifiers, which depends on the MIME 
type of the document.  This is what we did with the DFDF 
(http://dfdf.inesc-id.pt/tr/fragid).  It allows us to describe a 
particular binary fragment with URI.  With certain server side support, 
we can convert the hash URI into query parameters so that it will save 
bandwidth.  However, this will lead to the question of how to interpret 
fragment identifiers if the same # URI is returned but different content 
type.  Hence, it turns back to the issue of what URI identifies.  It is 
not that simple question to answer but I do agree the foundation of # 
pattern.

Xiaoshu

T.V Raman wrote:
> The goal is to collect examples as we all find them.
> I wanted to get the first draft out because there is no point in
> us sitting on it while we find all the examples in the world;-)
>
> ashok malhotra writes:
>  > Hi Raman:
>  > I like this paper.  It's good to document how people are using URI 
>  > syntax in innovative ways.
>  > But I find the material a bit thin.  I few more examples would be good.  
>  > I thought that at the f2f
>  > Noah had an example re. Google Maps but I cannot recollect the details.
>  > 
>  > If we had a few more examples, perhaps some sort of guidance would fall 
>  > out of them.
>  > 
>  > All the best, Ashok
>  > 
>  > T.V Raman wrote:
>  > 
>  > >A few months ago, I initiated some discussion on www-tag
>  > >regarding the various usage patterns one observes on the Web with
>  > >respect to hash in URLs. That discussion led to the creation of a
>  > >related TAG issue --- and as a follow-up, here is an early draft
>  > >of what will hopefully turn into a useful finding.
>  > >
>  > >Please find it at 
>  > >
>  > >http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/hash-in-url.html (generic handle)
>  > >http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/hash-in-url-20080320.html (dated
>  > >version)
>  > >
>  > >Feel free to forward to other working groups and mailing lists
>  > >--- at this point the goal is to gather different usage patterns.
>  > >
>  > >--Raman 
>  > >
>  > >  
>  > >
>  > 
>  > 
>  > -- 
>  > All the best, Ashok
>
>   
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