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Re: URIs for the standard output and input streams

From: Colin Paul Adams <colin@colina.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 06:43:20 +0000
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <m3k5me6x9z.fsf@colina.demon.co.uk>

>>>>> "Noah" == Noah Slater <nslater@bytesexual.org> writes:

    Noah> On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 06:36:50PM -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
    >> Well, if you want to go near the notoriously-broken file: URI
    >> spec, you're a braver man than I am.  -T

    Noah> Okay, sure. :)

Also, the "cost" of amending software that handles the file scheme is
surely much greater than introducing new schemes. All existing
software would automatically be broken by default.

    Noah> I am guessing IANA's response to a request for registering a
    Noah> new URI scheme would be "why not use HTTP?" - so along those
    Noah> lines why not publish an RDF profile at
    Noah> http://purl.org/posix/ and use:

    Noah>   http://purl.org/posix/stdin http://purl.org/posix/stdout
    Noah> http://purl.org/posix/stderr

Colin Adams
Preston Lancashire
Received on Sunday, 13 January 2008 06:43:30 UTC

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