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Re: Hypermedia - Why

From: Ioseb Dzmanashvili <ioseb.dzmanashvili@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:21:06 +0400
To: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Cc: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>, Rushforth, Peter <Peter.Rushforth@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca>, "public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org" <public-xmlhypermedia@w3.org>
Message-ID: <107976CCF0AB458184DE986C3CD3F319@gmail.com>
Hi David,

> So I would like to see an example where without context knowing something is a URI (or even URL) has useful meaning.

What about <link/> tag? 

<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://..." />

ioseb 

On Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 6:15 PM, David Lee wrote:

> 
> > 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 have to agree with this.
> I would like to see a case where knowing an attribute is a URI is sufficient to take any action.
> Examples where having to know is critical
> 
> <img src="uri"> means Fetch uri and display it inline
> <a href="uri"> means "If you click here in a browser replace the viewport with a new one
> <base xml:base="uri"> means if you need to resolve URI's in OTHER contexts use this as the base .... 
> <rdf subject="uri" predicate="uri2" verb="uri3"> means there is a relationship between the objects identified by uri1,uri2,uri3 ...
> 
> Very very different behaviours and meaning depending on context - ie the specific vocabulary.
> 
> So I would like to see an example where without context knowing something is a URI (or even URL) has useful meaning.
> 
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