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Re: The 'javascript' scheme

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 23:23:59 +0100
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org, uri-review@ietf.org
Message-ID: <gjk4l2tfb75ifq5ln3vuo3jljhvjabfnns@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Graham Klyne wrote:
>This gets closer to the nub.  While I agree that it does not imply "retrieval",
>I do think that obtaining a "representation" is implied, and it the nature of
>this representation -- what is it a representation *of* -- that I am questioning.

>What I'm trying to do here is establish common uses of javascript: URI-alike
>things correspond to URI dereferencing.  Anything else would, I think, violate
>the principle of least surprise -- when I type a URI into a browser address bar,
>or click on a hyperlink, I think its commonly held that the browser performs a
>dereferencing operation on the URI.

When you click on one of the following links,

  <a href='news:de.comp.text.xml'>...
  <a href='mailto:example@example.org'>...
  <a href='mailto:example@example.org?body=...'>...
  <a href='telnet://example.org'>...
  <a href='irc://irc.example.org/channel'>...
  <a href='tel:555-5555'>...

would you say your browser obtains representations?
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