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Re: Use of .well-known for CSV metadata: More harm than good

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:19:58 +0200
Cc: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5F0B82B5-10E5-4DC0-AAAB-F547CC468C9A@w3.org>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Just a minor fact:

> On 22 Jun 2015, at 05:08 , Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

> You can specify a heuristic for the 404 to be interpreted on the *client* side; it tells consumers that if there's a 404 without freshness information, they can assume a specified default.

The CSVW mechanism planned for the .well-known case includes this. If the .well-known file is not available, there is a default defined in the spec (which leads to CSV metadata files residing in the same directory as the original CSV file).


Ivan Herman, W3C
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