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Re: Should the HTTP protocol become "inapropriate"

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 14:17:22 -0400
To: paul@prescod.net
Cc: "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Henry S. Thompson" <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, "David Orchard" <orchard@pacificspirit.com>, "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>, "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
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David Booth wrote:

> It is fine to embed hints of any kind in HTTP URIs.

Paul Prescod wrote:

> Can you be more specific about "hints of any kinds?"

I think the TAG finding on Metadata in URIs [1] is pertinent in part for 
discussing the sorts of metadata that can be inferred from a URI, but more 
importantly, for distinguishing the situations in which you can infer 
information from >any< URI (e.g. the scheme name) vs. from those in which 
metadata can be inferred only if licensed by documentation provided by the 
resource owner (e.g. particular uses of query strings).

Noah

[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/metaDataInURI-31.html

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