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Re: Uniform access to descriptions

From: Phil Archer <parcher@icra.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:26:30 +0000
Message-ID: <47E8EF76.4010205@icra.org>
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>

Jonathan Rees wrote:
> Thanks for the use case. This is very helpful.
> On Mar 25, 2008, at 6:31 AM, Phil Archer wrote:
>> Step 2
>>  A Server resolves the URI and determines that there is
>>  metadata associated with the resource that asserts access conditions.
> ...
>> Step 2 in the use case above would be more efficient if the link to 
>> the metadata (the Description Resource) were available through an HTTP 
>> header, thus obviating the need to parse the content before deciding 
>> whether it can/should be displayed directly or adapted in some way.
> Just to make sure I understand this: What you call the 'server' is 
> acting as a proxy server - that is, it is both a client (looking for 
> metadata as well as content) and a server (providing filtered content to 
> some device). The device in this scenario is not particularly interested 
> in the metadata. Yes?

Yes. Sorry for the lack of clarity. As I said to the paparazzi guys on 
my doorstep this morning, it's what comes of seeing things out of context.

Meanwhile, I'm going to chase the Content Transformation Task Force 
(part of Mobile Web Best Practices) to elucidate their use case on this 
list too.

Received on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:27:20 UTC

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