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Re: [Widgets] URI spec needs HTTP responses and dereferencing model

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:33:36 +0100
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To: Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett@gmail.com>
Cc: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Hi Rich,

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:09 AM, Rich Tibbett <rich.tibbett@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The current widget URI spec does not work with XHR and hence can't be
>> used with popular JS libraries like JQuery Mobile. This makes the URI
>> scheme basically useless for a massive number of use cases.
> Oops :)
>> To fix it, the widget URI spec needs to respond with HTTP responses
>> when a URI is dereferenced... similar to what blob:// does:
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/FileAPI/#processingModel
> Are there are any plans to undertake a Provisional (or Permanent) URI
> Scheme Registration for the widget URI? [1] The guidelines and
> procedures of that process seem to form a handy general checklist for
> minting URI schemes and should be capable of catching idiosyncrasies
> such as this.
> Perhaps we should get the widget URI proposal peer reviewed by the W3C
> URI IG [2] and, perhaps, the IETF HTTP WG [3] before publication also.
> I mention this since you mention the blob URI scheme. That has
> recently been making the rounds on both of the listservs mentioned
> above resulting in some interesting discussions.

Thanks for the links. Yes, we have done all that.

Marcos Caceres
Received on Friday, 10 June 2011 08:36:18 UTC

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