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RE: Apple Music Store & Web Architecture

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 18:46:26 +0200
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>
Cc: "Tim Bray" <tbray@textuality.com>, "WWW-Tag" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <JIEGINCHMLABHJBIGKBCMEDDHDAA.julian.reschke@gmx.de>

> From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
> Mark Baker
> Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2003 6:28 PM
> To: Chris Lilley
> Cc: Tim Bray; WWW-Tag
> Subject: Re: Apple Music Store & Web Architecture
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 01:24:57PM +0200, Chris Lilley wrote:
> > I recall seeing a similar 'ical' URI scheme deployed, again to trigger
> > despatching.
>
> Mark Nottingham investigated iCal's use of the "webcal" URI scheme, and
> concluded it was likely due to an Apache mod_dav/put bug which doesn't
> store the media type on a PUT;
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2002Sep/0030.html
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2002Sep/0041.html
>
> That sounds like a perfectly reasonable explanation to me.

In which case the most straightforward fix would be just to fix mod_dav,
right?

> > Are people doing this because of the difficulty of setting media types
> > on the server?
>
> In this case, since I assume they're not using DAV/PUT, perhaps some of
> the people involved in iCal contributed to the iTunes project, and just
> brought that legacy with them?  Pure conjecture, of course.

Any chance that we can avoid yet another useless URI scheme? Are Apple folks
present here?

Julian

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