Universal standard mapping between D-Bus and URI namespaces

Anders Feder lists.anders at feder.dk
Tue Jul 1 21:30:18 PDT 2008

ons, 02 07 2008 kl. 06:04 +0200, skrev Robert Schwebel:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 12:12:28AM +0100, Scott James Remnant wrote:
> > Shouldn't instead the URL scheme be:
> > 
> > ???  http://<bus name in reverse>/dbus/<interface>/<method>
> And why is it http:// ? dbus isn't http. You could invent dbus:// or
> something like that.

The URI is just a symbol, it isn't supposed to be dereferenced - many
RDF and XML applications use the http scheme like this for namespacing.

Inventing a new scheme name on own volition also is bad practice. Adding
new names to the URI scheme namespace is a function thats reserved for
the standards organizations (namely IANA) which have a recognized
process for these things.

Anders Feder <lists.anders at feder.dk>

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