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

From: Rob Glidden (robg@quadramix.com)
Date: Thu, Nov 05 1998


Message-ID: <023401be0922$335fb180$4c989ccc@default>
From: "Rob Glidden" <robg@quadramix.com>
To: "dean blackketter" <dean@corp.webtv.net>
Cc: <www-tv@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 1998 17:05:24 -0800
Subject: Re: How do authors use TV URLs? (was RE: URL: Background and     Requirements)


-----Original Message-----
From: dean blackketter <dean@corp.webtv.net>
To: Rob Glidden <robg@quadramix.com>
Cc: www-tv@w3.org <www-tv@w3.org>
Date: Thursday, November 05, 1998 1:36 PM
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.


This may be a business issue, not a technical issue. A resource referencing
scheme will need to handle multiple resource and indirection scenarios.

Rob

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