From: Breno de
Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009
To: Will Norris
Cc: XRI TC
Subject: Re: [xri] XRD questions
for the TC
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 3:14 PM, Will Norris <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I'm pushing toward a committee draft, and have come across a couple of
questions for the TC:
# Placement of Signature element
It's been suggested that having the Signature as the very first element makes
the document it bit more difficult for a human to parse. I would tend to
agree. The placement of Signature has no technical impact, so what would
others think of moving it a bit lower in the document? Either at the very
end of the singular elements, or at the very bottom of the document.
For aesthetic reasons alone, I would vote to put it at the end of the
document, following analogy to real-world signatures
# Example XRD for inclusion in the spec
I'd like to include a full XRD document in the spec as an example. I
don't really want to use any kind of identity or authentication examples, as I
think that feeds into the pigeon hole some people already have for XRD.
Does anyone have other ideas? I was thinking about a book maybe.
Related resources could be some kind of resolution service to retrieve
MARC data for the book, an ecommerce site for purchasing the book, etc. ??
I don't know, I'm certainly open to suggestions from others.
One full example is good, several examples are even better. At least
one should illustrate the concepts behind the trust mechanism, so that the
issues that appear with the application to authentication can be addressed (if
at a generic level).
# URITemplate example
Do we need a good example for URITemplate as well? While the language
describing the element is technically accurate, it doesn't help implementors
know what the next step would be in actually making use of the element.
Or is this going to be something that doesn't go into the spec, but is
blogged about and such? I don't really see how we can give a good example
without actually defining a template dictionary in the spec itself, which was
something we specifically were not doing. Thoughts on what to do here?
Examples are non-normative, so you can give an example with language
implying that the dictionary you used is arbitrary.
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