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Re: [web-annotation] avoid constraining HTTP

From: Randall Leeds <randall@bleeds.info>
Date: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:27:33 +0000
Message-ID: <CAAL6JQigi5oV7jHkP9mxX6OJoagineUYnCKQ8xtdx3aejYCcjg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jacob Jett <jjett2@illinois.edu>, Randall Leeds via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Cc: Web Annotation <public-annotation@w3.org>
I'm not sure that's a fair comparison, Jacob.

In the context of this discussion, it might be more like saying McDonald's
SHOULD have large golden arches outside. But if I walk into a building and
find a McDonald's I'm going to be able to order a Big Mac whether or not it
advertises itself as McDonald's outside.

On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 1:02 PM Jacob Jett <jjett2@illinois.edu> wrote:

> 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)?
>
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> On Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 2:41 PM, Randall Leeds via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org
> > wrote:
>
>> 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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