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Approved TAG finding: The use of Metadata in URIs -- Issue metadataInURI-31 closed

From: Vincent Quint <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 18:00:24 +0100
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The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) has published yesterday an approved
finding: The use of Metadata in URIs.


    This finding addresses several questions regarding Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs).
    Specifically, what information about a resource can or should be embedded in its URI?
    What metadata can be reliably determined from a URI, and in what circumstances is it
    appropriate to rely on the correctness of such information? In what circumstances is it
    appropriate to use information from a URI as a hint as to the nature of a resource or its
    representations? Simple examples are used to explain the tradeoffs involved in
    employing such metadata in URIs.

Publication of this finding closes the TAG issue metadataInURI-31 [1], as resolved during
the last TAG face-to-face meeting [2].

Additional TAG findings, both approved and in draft state, are also available at


For the TAG,
Vincent Quint, TAG co-chair

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html#metadataInURI-31
[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/2006/12/11-minutes.html#item06
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