[PP-main] working towards peer press 1.0
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Mon Mar 13 04:14:45 CET 2000
the reason that i specified those constraints within the document
if peer press becomes as successful as most people on this list envisage
it would, setting guidelines for the content formats would allow
more end users to access the information. however, i understand
where both nick and rusty are coming from - and agree that maybe it
is a *little* harsh putting such restrictions in the system.
does everyone think that the system would be better if *any* sort of
binary data were simply described in XML and then the affiliate sites
decide on a case by case basis of what data types they will receive?
thanks for the feedback,
On Sun, 12 Mar 2000, Rusty Foster wrote:
> Nick Lothian wrote:
> > No - I can't say I agree with this. Sites should be free to distribute
> > whatever they want, and client sites should choose what they show based on
> > their capabilities and interests.
> I second this. Content providers should provide a description of
> multimedia content, including what it is, what format/codec it's in, how
> big the file is, and where to find it, but I see no value in imposing
> rules on what codec we'll "allow" sites to offer or accept.
> > I can see no reason that the syndication system should care what format the
> > data is in. The XML description file should describe the content of the file
> > sufficiently to be able to choose if a client wants it or not.
> > I don't really want to get in to a philsophical discussion about what
> > freedom is, but what if someone wants to syndicate flash graphics, or even
> > GIF images (or MS Word files) surely we should allow that?
> > Am I missing something here?
> > Nick
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