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Re: Sketch of an idea to address widget/package addressing with fragID syntax and media-type defn.

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 18:06:06 +0100
Message-ID: <493024FE.6080600@danbri.org>
To: "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>
Cc: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol) wrote:
> I just wanted to float an outline of a not very baked idea for trying to solve the "widget referencing" problem with a media-type/fragment identifer approach - those IMO being the 'right' extension point in the web architecture to be trying to use for this purpose - ie a frag id syntax to go with a new or refined media-type specification for a packaging format. One vital requirement for the packaging format is that it maintains media-types for the things that the package contains so that the whole approach can nest.

Just a quick note to +1 on the importance of the nesting/recursion. I've 
not dug enough into examples to be sure the proposal works, but it seems 
a valuable direction to explore.

One related scenario here is in filesystem explorers where the desktop 
etc platform allows users to drill into ZIP files as a kind of 
auto-mounted file system. Systems like the KDE4 RDF tagging 
implementation presumably need nice URIs to attach metadata to. From 
what I understand via http://leobard.twoday.net/stories/4522263/
http://www.semanticfocus.com/blog/entry/title/early-preview-of-rdf-enabled-tagging-in-kde4-screencast/
http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2007/05/31/semantic-desktop-and-kde-4-state-and-plans-of-nepomuk-kde/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/soprano ... URIs for stuff inside ZIP 
and tar.gz are important issues there. In these kinds of scenarios, zips 
inside zips are pretty common. My own filestore mess has oldstuff.zip 
inside oldstuff.zip many times over ;)

cheers,

Dan

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