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Re: URIs & Namespaces

From: Sean Reilly <sreilly@cnri.reston.va.us>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:15:52 +0000
Cc: "'Erik Wilde'" <dret@berkeley.edu>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C438A1A6-CCF1-4DA8-96E4-5474B0EDB4EF@cnri.reston.va.us>
To: "Mike Schinkel" <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>

On Dec 11, 2007, at 8:44 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> That said, can you give me a use case where you would envision these  
> URLs to
> be stored, presented, shared, etc?  Currently I can't see why a "LOC:"
> scheme would be important, but maybe presenting several use-cases  
> will allow
> me to see beyond my current limits on envisioning your concepts.

What about the case when you want to use the URI on GPS device that  
lacks a TCP/IP connection?

Say your GPS device has a built-in address book with an entry like the  
  name: Sean Reilly
  home-loc: loc:55.959123,-3.191657
  home-addr: 48 London St, ...

An http: URL in a situation like that would be useless.  Many cars and  
handheld devices have GPS built-in but not a full internet  
connection.  If there were a standalone loc: URI scheme then the  
identified resources could be accessed on all appropriate devices  
including a traditional browser.

Received on Tuesday, 11 December 2007 14:18:29 UTC

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