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[metadataInURI-31] (was Second Draft of summary of TAG issue abstractComponentRefs-37)

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 13:34:37 -0700
To: "Stuart Williams" <skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002101c30cfc$6c2e6e60$6ace8642@MASINTERPAD>

The original "issue" was about metadata, and how to
obtain it. Putting it in the URI is one way to send
metadata, but of course there are others. It's
important to go back to the original issue:


   #1. There should be a uniform way to declare version history of web
   resources (recommended by W3C)?, and more importantly

   #2. There should be a "clean", uniform way to refer to (and thus
   access) the metadata of web resources?

Note that WebDAV http://www.webdav.org/, discussed on
provides for a "clean" univorm way to refer to (and thus
access) the metadata of web resources, through the
WebDAV protocol:

and to the versioning information about resources:

So before going off to invent new mechanisms, shouldn't
the TAG evaluate where WebDAV fits into the Web architecture?
Received on Sunday, 27 April 2003 16:34:39 UTC

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