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Re: Boeing XRI Use Cases

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 02:07:14 -0700
Message-ID: <1cb725390807150207p4c6681c2m6f7e43e3b8de79fb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "John Bradley" <john.bradley@wingaa.com>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Mark: you imply that it is more damaging to the Web to have people treating
URIs as transparent than it is to have new URI schemes which cannot be
interpreted by the huge mass of HTTP-aware software out there. Can you just
if that position?

I feel like there are certain irreconcilable goals here:

 1. use HTTP URIs (and protocol) for HTTP-only applications

 2. add additional functionality beyond HTTP for XRI-aware applications

 3. encode the trigger for that functionality *in the URI* and not in markup
or elsewhere

 4. keep URIs opaque

Does that seem like a reasonable summary of the situation? If so, how did
you select 4. as the goal to prioritize beyond the others?

 Paul Prescod
Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2008 09:07:52 UTC

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