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Re: [XRI] Back to XRI

From: Elliotte Harold <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2008 08:21:01 -0700
Message-ID: <48C6945D.1080803@metalab.unc.edu>
To: John Bradley <john.bradley@wingaa.com>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

John Bradley wrote:

> I take it that you are opposed to XRI being a separate scheme with the 
> purpose of returning meta-data for abstract identifiers.

Correct.

> Do you have any feelings on integrating XRI into http via the 
> HXRI mechanism we have been discussing elsewhere on this list?


Not really, but I would object to anything that requires different 
resolution strategies for HTTP. If you give me an HTTP URL, I want to go 
get a representation (bit stream) without any further inspection of the 
path or query string or fragment ID. As long as I can do that, you're 
free to put anything in the URL or at the other end that you feel like.

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Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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