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Re: Web sites as resources

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 20:18:16 -0800
Message-Id: <D65BEF89-4BC8-11D8-97B0-00039396E15A@mnot.net>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org <www-tag@w3.org>
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>

On Jan 14, 2004, at 10:33 PM, Tim Bray wrote:
> 1. How to express the membership relation between resources and sites
> 2. What agents can expect to find in representations of sites

See [1] for one approach; it's not too great from an RDF standpoint, 
but it exemplifies a number of use cases.

In [2], you say you think prefix-based association between resources in 
a site are adequate; I don't agree, for reasons explained in the intro 
of [1].

> 3. Whether the work required to agree on #1 and #2 is cost-effective.

IMO, there's great value in #1; as of now, there are lots of one-off 
hacks for this, and a single method would stand a better chance of wide 
adoption (read: easy-to-use interfaces in Apache and IIS).

Regarding #2, I'm more ambivalent; the requirements are pretty broad. 
Probably best to let the market sort it out and do content negotiation 
(or something to qualify it during discovery?)

Reading the minutes of the next-last TAG concall, it appears that a 
forum for discussion is the next step; if it goes forward, I'd love to 
contribute use cases/requirements.


1. http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/NOTE-urispace-20010215
2. http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2004/01/08/WebSite36

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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