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Re: Boeing XRI Use Cases

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:24:36 +0200
Message-ID: <487C6CD4.9090809@gmx.de>
To: John Bradley <john.bradley@wingaa.com>
CC: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

John Bradley wrote:
> ...
> If there is a document stating how others like webdav were able to 
> navigate this process, perhaps that could be of some help to the XRI-TC.
> ...

WebDAV extends HTTP, and addresses resources through regular HTTP(s) URIs.

The "DAV:" URI scheme was only defined for use as an XML namespace name, 
which was certainly an extremely bad idea in the first place. RFC 4918, 
which obsoletes RFC 2518, continues to do so only for backwards 
compatibility (see 
<http://www.webdav.org/specs/rfc4918.html#rfc.section.21.1>). (That 
Subversion re-did that mistake with it's (non-registered) "svn:" scheme 
doesn't help.)

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2008 09:25:22 UTC

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