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RE: Activity Streams URI Namespace

From: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:03:59 +0200
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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:34 PM, James M Snell wrote:
> Easier to remember yes, but a bit more difficult to manage across versions.

The only reason to introduce a new version is if the meaning (the semantics) of a concept are changed between versions. If we just add things everything will be fine, if we remove things, we can also just mark them as deprecated (and perhaps the version which deprecated them). If we really need to change the semantics of concepts, we are effectively creating a different thing altogether. In that case, switching to an entirely different name seems more appropriate than changing the year from 2014 to 2017.

> I'd rather not draw out that debate yet again tho. I think we should just
> put it to a straw poll next week at tpac.

I think this is an important enough decision to discuss it on the list. It will effectively become impossible to change this URL later.


On Thu, Oct 23, 2014, 1:12 PM Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net> wrote:
On Thursday, October 23, 2014 5:47 PM, James M Snell wrote:
> The First Public Working Draft *should* publish today. Looking forward
> to next steps, we need to decide on the official Namespace URI that
> we'll be using. To this point we've been using
> http://activitystrea.ms/2.0/, which is not a W3C controlled domain.
> For the Activity and Actions vocabulary, what I propose is using:
>   http://www.w3.org/2014/activitystreams#

While the exact URL structure doesn't matter at all from a technical point of view, I would strongly prefer to omit the year. It makes it much more difficult to remember those URLs


Are very bad examples. So, I would propose to simply stick to


Much easier to remember.

Markus Lanthaler
Received on Friday, 24 October 2014 13:04:25 UTC

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