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Re: Hypermedia - Why

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:09:36 +0100
Message-ID: <500FFE20.6010707@nag.co.uk>
To: "Rushforth, Peter" <Peter.Rushforth@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca>
Cc: "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
On 25/07/2012 14:59, Rushforth, Peter wrote:
> But, you don't strictly have to know what <xxxxx> means in order to know what xml:href means.

Yes. I do. If xxxx means "comment" or "DO NOT GO THERE" the last thing 
you want is some naive process seeing xml:href and going there because 
it sees

<xxxxx xml:href="bad.place"/>

I can think of no cases where it is useful to know that something is a 
URI without knowing why it is being used.

 > I think we need to discuss each hypermedia vowel individually,

Eventually, if we get to that, but fist a case needs to be made for 
having them at all.


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