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Re: FYI: new draft of site-meta; now well-known

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 18:06:00 +1000
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org WG" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <81251FE4-64D1-4532-9894-234D026C537A@mnot.net>
To: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>

On 13/07/2009, at 6:05 PM, Paul Prescod wrote:

> Mark asked me to re-raise my concern on the list:
>
> The leading dot seems like it will cause confusion for Unix newbies.
> For example, users could create the directory in public-html and watch
> it "disappear". -well-known would not have that problem. Or
> "web-well-known".
>
> Also:
>
> B.1.  Aren't well-known locations bad for the Web?
>
>   They are, but for various reasons -- both technical and social --
>   they are commonly used, and their use is increasing.  This memo
>   defines a "sandbox" for them, to reduce the risks of collision and  
> to
>   minimise the impact upon pre-existing URIs on sites.
>
> I'd suggest that if the authors think that well-known locations are a
> bad thing then they should point potential implementers towards the
> better thing.

The TAG has chewed on this for a number of years, with AFAIK no  
result...

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Monday, 13 July 2009 08:07:10 GMT

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