Thursday, July 23, 2009

Versioning URLs

Jeni is wondering about versioning URLs. A fascinating area and one I spend a bunch of time working
on for Propylon.

Jeni, I tried to add a comment to your blog but the Captcha system proved that I was a bot to its own satisfaction so I'm replying here:-)

Two words:
Rigid Designators

A terribly useful concept for reasoning about URI versioning from Saul Kripke.

I have successfully applied Kripke's rigid designator concepts to some thorny document management problems - in particular legal citation. Sadly, making it work for the Web-at-large would involve centralizing some plumbing in a way that is anathema to the decentralized model of the Web.

:-)

Sean

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Please re-enter your e-mail address..

"Please re-enter your e-mail address...".

Gosh, I really, really hate that in a form. All I do is copy paste the previous one anyway. Not the worlds most effective cross-checking control.