[uf-rest] Roy Fielding on WebDAV and PROPs

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Fri Apr 14 13:36:11 PDT 2006

On 4/14/06, Mark Nottingham <mnot at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:

> > Putting on a different hat, I'll point out another option ...
> > put the metadata *in* the data:
> >
> >     http://www.adobe.com/products/xmp
> >
> > For the descriptive metadata for which this is appropriate,
> > you don't need a separate URI, the latency of a separate
> > GET request, etc.

... and this takes us all the way back to good old plain HTML. Gotta
love the merry-go-round :)

Philosophical ramblings of what's data and what's meta-data aside, the
reality is that metadata has been living inside of data quite
comfortably on the Web. I can't understand why you would want to have
it any other way. Honestly, I am struggling here.


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