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Re: Private naming conventions and hypermedia (was Re: Draft minutes from TAG telcon of 2008-07-24

From: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 22:35:21 -0700
Message-ID: <1cb725390807252235s4e006c79lc2da3fe7328ab04b@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>, "David Orchard" <orchard@pacificspirit.com>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>

On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:24 AM, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org> wrote:
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> A hypermedia approach would have explicitly declared the "?" URI in
> the former representation with some link metadata called
> "metadata-record" or some such, e.g. <a rel="metadata" href="?" />

think the thing being neglected in this discussion is that the reason
for the naming convention is that HTTP based resolution may not be
always appropriate for these identifiers. You can't do an HTTP request
to determine that another resolution mechanism would have been more
reliable or efficient.

I think that you guys are talking about solving a different problem
than the XRI team is trying to solve. It isn't about interpreting the
representation for purposes of processing the resource. It's about
interpreting the identifier itself, for purposes of eventual
dereferencing.

Can you offer a suggestion that meets the requirements of the
applicant and also preserves the benefits of an HTTP URI?

 Paul Prescod
Received on Saturday, 26 July 2008 05:36:02 UTC

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