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Re: Registration of acct: as a URI scheme has been requested

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:44:29 -0400
Message-ID: <4FE8875D.8080309@openlinksw.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
On 6/25/12 8:53 AM, Harry Halpin wrote:
> In general, it sounds like folks on this mailing list, consisting 
> mostly of Linked Data aficionados,  are mushing up a simple (albeit 
> likely wrong-headed solution) for specifying "account@domain") URI 
> scheme with general ideas of follow-your-nose in HTTP with a browser. 
> Go figure.
> The meta-point is that unless a *new behavior* is specified, there 
> should not be a new URI scheme. That is why URNs are a failure, as is 
> replicating URN-like URI schemes for domain-specific purposes. There 
> seems to be no prescribed behavior with the accnt other than its usage 
> as a parameter on the server side to discover capabilities, which are 
> then returned as JSON (SWD) or XRD (Webfinger). 

What's the prescribed behavior for http: scheme URIs? Does said 
prescription intuitively correlated with Linked Data patterns?

The AWWW has always been about the concept of Linked Data, how about that?



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