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

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:26:16 -0400
Message-ID: <55883728.40008@dbooth.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 06/22/2015 06:19 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:
> Just a minor fact:
>> On 22 Jun 2015, at 05:08 , Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> <snip>
>> 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).

I think Mark was talking about specifying a default *caching* behavior 
for the client to assume, if there's a 404 without freshness 
information.  CSVW does not specify any default *caching* behavior for a 

David Booth
Received on Monday, 22 June 2015 16:26:47 UTC

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