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Re: fb: URIs?

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 11:46:34 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <177398.86517.qm@web112602.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "Daniel R. Tobias" <dan@tobias.name>, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
Ira,

If what Dan is pointing out is correct, then the US Library of Congress "Handle Server" (for the Code lists) is a problem too, I think.  The INFO domain is registered with IANA, but the URL's are of the form

e.g. info:lc/vocabulary/countries/af (for "Afghanistan")

http://www.loc.gov/standards/codelists/

Would you or Dan be so kind as to give me a link to the spec?  Shortening the URL would be very handy.  The straight HTTP/LDAP approach is a bit cumbersome off to the right of the links:
http://www.rustprivacy.org/meta/strat-ml/iso3166rdf.html

--Gannon

--- On Mon, 2/15/10, Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Ira McDonald <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: fb: URIs?
> To: "Daniel R. Tobias" <dan@tobias.name>, "Ira McDonald" <blueroofmusic@gmail.com>
> Cc: uri@w3.org
> Date: Monday, February 15, 2010, 11:33 AM
> Hi Dan,
> 
> You're right - 'fb:' is NOT registered and due to
> the syntax (invalid authority) COULD NOT be
> registered with IANA.
> 
> Cheers,
> - Ira
> 
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> 
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:38 AM, Daniel R. Tobias <dan@tobias.name>
> wrote:
> > I just noticed that the iPhone Facebook app, when you
> enable its
> > recently-added feature to sync your Facebook friends
> with your iPhone
> > contacts, inserts URIs for each person of the form:
> >
> > fb://profile/771025267
> >
> > When you click on such a URI from the iPhone contact
> section, it
> > brings up the person's Facebook info via the Facebook
> app.
> >
> > I presume this is a nonstandard, unregistered URI
> scheme; has any
> > attempt been made to register it?
> >
> > It also appears to abuse the double slash, since what
> follows doesn't
> > seem to be any sort of "authority".
> >
> > When the contacts are further synced to other programs
> and systems (I
> > have mine automatically syncing in quite a few
> directions to various
> > things both on my PC and on the net), you end up with
> nonfunctional
> > links in most of the places, as no programs that I
> know of outside
> > the iPhone support this scheme; the "use HTTP for
> everything" crowd
> > sometimes has a point.
> >
> >
> > --
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> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 


      
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