Re: How do authors use TV URLs? (was RE: URL: Background and Requirements)

From: dean blackketter (dean@corp.webtv.net)
Date: Thu, Nov 05 1998


Message-Id: <4.1.19981105131553.00c79a40@po-sw>
Date: Thu, 05 Nov 1998 13:22:56 -0800
To: "Rob Glidden" <robg@quadramix.com>
From: dean blackketter <dean@corp.webtv.net>
Cc: <www-tv@w3.org>
Subject: Re: How do authors use TV URLs? (was RE: URL: Background and     Requirements)

At 11:15 AM 11/5/98 -0800, Rob Glidden wrote:
>I think standardizing the naming conventions is not necessarily the critical
>path, it is the "level of indirection" to "find" particular resources that
>needs to be defined, enabled, or standardized.
>
>If you can query the URI for what resources it contains (IE if it is an XML
>data structure in itself -- ie a sub DOM) --  the level of indirection that
>is needed can be built.
>
>If an author can say, in essence, to the cache or streaming resource -- so
>do you have pictureX available for display?  Is it coming soon?  What
>pictures do you have, and which are available to be subscribed to? Then an
>author can work with this.
>
>If the author can say -- so what channels are available on this streaming
>resource -- give me a text based list so I can present it to the user so
>they can select one -- then this could work.

That would be great, except it's important for humans to be able to write
something like:

<a href="tv:nbc">Watch NBC</a>

How this gets resolved is the real problem.

-dean
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