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Re: Apple Music Store & Web Architecture

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 14:20:00 +0200
Message-ID: <124534545703.20030505142000@w3.org>
To: WWW-Tag <www-tag@w3.org>

On Thursday, May 1, 2003, 3:55:06 PM, Tim wrote:

TB> Chris Lilley wrote:

>> I recall seeing a similar 'ical' URI scheme deployed, again to trigger
>> despatching.
>> Are people doing this because of the difficulty of setting media types
>> on the server?

TB> They own the bloody server, in both cases.  I wrote up the issues more 
TB> fully at http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2003/04/30/AppleWA,

Damn good writeup. With the sole exception of "they should serve this
stuff as application/xml (which makes all the problems go away), "
which will only be true after we unbreak application/xml.

TB> it would be nice if we could get word through to someone at Apple
TB> with influence.

Yes, it would. I expect that Apple are not the only ones to do this;
for example the Mozilla calendar client does the same thing iirc.

Meanwhile, is 'don't trivially subclass http to hack up a despatch
mechanism' already clearly covered by an excisting TAG finding or do
we need to make an explicit mention.

The clearer and more direct the statement we can show to 'someone with
influence' the better.

 Chris                            mailto:chris@w3.org
Received on Monday, 5 May 2003 09:06:22 UTC

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