RE: Uniform access to descriptions

The wiki page at
omits two obvious potential solutions:

1. Hand out the URI of the metadata (which should *include* a link to the data) instead of handing out the URI of the data directly.  It seems silly to add a new header to the HTTP protocol just because data publishers can't remember to hand out the metadata URI.

2. Bundle the data with the metadata, as previously described here:

Perhaps these solutions wouldn't be good enough for the use cases you wish to address, but what exactly *are* the use cases?  The wiki page has only a placeholder for them.

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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Received on Friday, 21 March 2008 14:16:55 UTC