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Re: SSUE-55 URL Schema Agnosticism - Danbri's proposal

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 23:01:39 +0200
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To: WebID Incubator Group WG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Just reposting this here because some people may have just switched off from the "self-signed" thread by now, and this is a worthwhile proposal for everyone to look at, consider or improve upon.

On 19 Apr 2011, at 22:46, Dan Brickley wrote:

> [snip]
> For the sake of all our inboxes, can this lengthy discussion be turned
> into discussion of proposed text for a WebID specification?
> For example, who can live with:
> "A WebID is a URI (IRI, technically). Although the basic operation of
> the protocol is applicable to any URI scheme for which there is some
> practical notion of 'de-reference'[1], initial implementors have found
> most interoperability through using the common http and https
> schemes."
> I don't particular care for this text. But I care to see people
> arguing productively, and that's more likely when we keep our eyes on
> the prize...
> I suggest an analogy with HTML's <img> tag; somehow the market settles
> on conventions for what to point to, without the spec having to
> dictate particular versions of particular allowed formats.
> cheers,
> Dan
> issue: http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/track/issues/55
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#dereference-uri
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