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Re: URI schemes and media types (was Re: Review of Oct. 27 webarch

From: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>
Date: 06 Nov 2003 12:01:02 -0500
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <1068138062.16947.3.camel@blackdell.neonym.net>

On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 10:11, Mark Baker wrote:
> Hey,
> 
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 09:00:52AM -0500, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> > > ====== 2.3 URI Schemes ==============
> > > 
> > > 1st para last sentence s/specifies/may specify/ (some are deliberately 
> > > silent)
> > > 
> > > "Deployed software is more likely to handle the introduction of a new 
> > > media type than the introduction of a new URI scheme"  I used to think 
> > > so, but this is actually true?
> > 
> > We have been wrestling with this statement for a while. I believe
> > DanC is not satisfied with the rationale in this section. I also believe
> > Roy is not convinced that it's true.
> 
> What about this as a replacement?
> 
> "If an agent encounters an unknown URI scheme, it is unable to
> dereference the URI to retrieve a representation.  

Actually, if you were to use the URI Resolution DDDS method you have a
way of dereferencing an unknown URI scheme by discovering the syntactic
structure within the unknown scheme and using that to discover a gateway
service for that resource via a protocol you know how to support....

-MM
Received on Thursday, 6 November 2003 12:02:13 UTC

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