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Re: [web-annotation] avoid constraining HTTP

From: Jacob Jett <jjett2@illinois.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 15:01:00 -0500
Message-ID: <CABzPtBLgH0TYU_tMVCVePaDDieykeuT-rJnuEAXXLymGUb31cA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Randall Leeds via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Cc: Web Annotation <public-annotation@w3.org>
I'm not sure if I follow the reasoning for SHOULD. If I buy a double
quarter-pounder at mcdonald's it would be strange to find a big mac in it's
package when I got home...

Does that make sense?

If I ask a server for one kind of data and then magically get another, it
seems like it will be harder to build clients. Wouldn't that basically
reduce us to reinventing the web browser (because I might be getting
anything back from the server)?

Jacob Jett
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The Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Randall Leeds via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>

> I think the basic point @dret is making is that even if a server
> doesn't advertise support for certain things the client could still
> try throwing things at it and they might stick.
> But also, there seems to be a question we haven't answered here. I
> think one answer motivates the MUSTs.
> Must an annotation container only contain annotations?
> Even if the answer is "yes" then I think SHOULD might be more
> appropriate. If the answer is "no" then the MUST is _definitely_ not
> appropriate.
> --
> GitHub Notif of comment by tilgovi
> See
> https://github.com/w3c/web-annotation/issues/51#issuecomment-119709221
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