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Re: Uniform access to metadata: XRD use case.

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:44:07 +0100
To: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>, <eran@hueniverse.com>, <jar@creativecommons.org>, <connolly@w3.org>
CC: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C5C98E07.DBBD%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>



On 2009-02-24 11:09, "Stickler Patrick (Nokia-S/Espoo)"
<Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com> wrote:

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> On 2009-02-23 23:10, "ext Eran Hammer-Lahav" <eran@hueniverse.com> wrote:
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>>> From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
>>> Date: February 19, 2009 12:56:21 PM EST
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>>> On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 16:32 -0500, Jonathan Rees wrote:
>>>> Pursuant to ACTION-200 (XRD use case), requested by Dan C:
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>>>> http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/uniform-
>>>> access-20090205.html#cross_site
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>>>> This is rather quick and dirty, so let me know how you'd like to see
>>>> it improved.
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>>> It makes sense, though you correctly " anticipate that some will
>>> object
>>> that the information should have been put in the representation (i.e.
>>> found via GET)"
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>> First, not all representations are capable of embedding such metadata (i.e.
>> video, audio, etc.). Second, there are as many people who find it
>> objectionable to mix data and metadata within the same representation.
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> FWIW, this is one of the key motivators for the distinct URIQA methods.
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> Agents which want to deal with representations use GET/PUT/etc..
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> Agents which want to deal with authoritative metadata use MGET/MPUT/etc.
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> Same URI in either case. All you need is the URI.
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> No worries about how to "link" to the metadata and what link URI to
> use/mint.

And no worries about different alternative encodings/serializations for the
metadata. Content negotiation works the same for MGET as for GET. Serve
RDF/XML as the default, but offer any other flavor you like.

Patrick

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> No worries about whether there is any representation available. Can only be
> metadata.
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> No double-requests (GET/HEAD to find link, GET link to get metadata) for
> agents that only want metadata.
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> Patrick
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