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Re: New URI scheme talk in RSS-land

From: Jan Algermissen <jalgermissen@topicmapping.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2003 22:45:13 +0100
Message-ID: <3FD0FC69.12009F83@topicmapping.com>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: "'www-tag@w3.org'" <www-tag@w3.org>

Tim Bray wrote:
> RSS feeds are ordinary web resources and have ordinary URIs.  For
> example: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/ongoing.rss is one, and as the
> scheme suggests, is typically fetched via HTTP and there's lots of
> scope for caching and all the usual helpful HTTP machinery.  However,
> there's a lot of talk in the RSS community recently about wanting a new
> URI scheme, e.g. feed://www.tbray.org/ongoing/ongoing.rss.  The reason
> is that they want to be able to click on one of these things and wake
> up the RSS client to read it and potentially subscribe.  You really
> can't do this with MIME types 

Hmm...this confuses me - isnt't dispatching to the right application
one of the primary uses/purposes of mime-types?

> because the RSS client doesn't need the
> representation, it needs the URI.

What do you mean by "it needs the URI"?


Jan Algermissen                           http://www.topicmapping.com
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