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Re: Status of Roy Fieldings suggestions regarding limitations (draft-nottingham-site-meta)

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 12:19:29 +1100
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <A4F177BC-C6DB-4D4A-BF76-AED868218B65@mnot.net>
To: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com
Hi Noah,

I hadn't seen that before.

In a perfect world, I'd agree that there be limits. However, I strongly suspect that if the bar is too high, applications will simply use URLs outside of the registry space, or use URLs inside the registry space without actually registering them.

There's already language in the draft that tries to steer people into constructive uses of well-known URIs, and I'm happy to expand that if you want to provide language, but I'm concerned about making the criteria for registration more stringent, for the reasons above.


On 03/12/2009, at 3:39 AM, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:

> Mark:  as you know, a few weeks ago Roy suggested [1] regarding 
> draft-nottingham-site-meta that:
> "I would prefer that as well.  In fact, I'd say that these "well-known" 
> addresses should be limited to stuff that must be known before a regular 
> resource access, such as robots and P3P, or are an efficiency replacement 
> for regular access, like sitemap."
> The TAG will likely be discussing this at our F2F next week, and it would 
> be useful to know whether Roy's suggestion is being taken as a formal 
> comment on the draft as it moves through the IETF process.  In fact, we'd 
> be very grateful to get any information you can provide about the likely 
> disposition of Roy's comments and/or any related requests for change. 
> Thank you. 
> Noah
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2009Oct/0058.html
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