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Re: Apple Music Store & Web Architecture

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 13:24:57 +0200
Message-ID: <72185643187.20030501132457@w3.org>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
CC: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

On Wednesday, April 30, 2003, 10:37:24 PM, Tim wrote:

TB> Tim Bray wrote:

>> They invented a new URI scheme: itms:..... which, if you have a Mac with 
>> iTunes 4, pops up iTunes when you click on it.  Hmm... I think this is a 
>> potentially important piece of the infrastructure, does anyone know 
>> anyone at Apple who might be interested in some dialogue with the world 
>> as to the pros and cons of this approach?

TB> OK, I was wrong.  If you take out itms: and http: at the front you get 
TB> reams of XML out, see below.  Near as I can tell, "itms:" accomplishes 
TB> dispatching the output to iTunes, which ought to be done with the 
TB> media-type or namespace or some such.  But it's nice that you can safely 
TB> ignore it.

TB> http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/advancedSearchResults?artistTerm=Beck&albumTerm=Sea%20Change

I recall seeing a similar 'ical' URI scheme deployed, again to trigger

Are people doing this because of the difficulty of setting media types
on the server?

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Thursday, 1 May 2003 07:25:12 UTC

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