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Re: [metadataInURI-31] New editors draft for Metadata In URIs Finding

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006 16:03:11 -0400
To: Frank Manola <fmanola@acm.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF515A9139.F28C1E1F-ON85257175.00554DBD-85257175.006E288A@lotus.com>

Frank Manola writes:

> I think you ought to at least say something like:
> "Reading that advertisement, Bob can reasonably assume that he can get a 

> weather report for a specific city at a URI created by substituting the 
> city name into the URI pattern 
> http://example.org/weather/your-city-name-here."
> to nail down the point that the authority has documented its URI 
> assignment policy in the ad, and Bob can reasonably make use of that 
> information in obtaining weather reports on arbitrary cities by 
> constructing the appropriate URIs.
> If you want to go on and point out that the authority has *also* made 
> claims about the *quality* of the weather reports that can be obtained 
> at those URIs, and that Bob ought to be able to rely on those claims, I 
> think you should be more explicit about that, e.g., with some additional 

> text like:
> "Moreover, the advertisement claims that the weather information 
> obtainable at those URIs is "the best", and hence Bob can reasonably 
> assume that any weather report retrieved from such a URI is both 
> trustworthy and current."

These strike me as good suggestions.  I don't want to quite commit to 
adopting them until I see what other guidance I get about those parts of 
the finding, but they do make sense to me, and I'll give serious thought 
to adopting them either as is or perhaps with some modification.

BTW:  it is really helpful for a variety of reasons when commentators 
offer short suggested edits like this.  Doing so simultaneously clarifies 
the commentator's concern and also what an acceptable resolution might be. 

  Of course, it may save the editor some time too!  Much appreciated, 
thank you!

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Sunday, 21 May 2006 20:03:20 UTC

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