Re: [LAD] minimal LV2

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Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 10:55 am

On 2010-06-13, at 00:20, fons@kokkinizita.net wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 12:09:12AM +0100, Steve Harris wrote:

Well, their hardly ambiguous. I would imagine that misleading-ness is somewhat dependent on your context.

If you don't feel comfortable with dereferencable symbols you could use schemes such as URN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_Resource_Name) which cannot be resolved, but it's missing some of the potential advantage.

http://www.w3.org/Addressing/

There are times when having the namespace be dereferencable is an advantage. If someone discovers a LV2 turtle file in the wild, but has no idea what LV2 is (this has happened) they can paste a URI into their web browser and discover more about it. I guess it's little different to googling the fingerprint of a binary data file you find, but it's much more reliable.

The remaining advantage is really just namespacing, but using an existing globally deployed, cheap, and well understood allocation scheme - the DNS system and HTTP paths.

> And since I'm now talking to one of the experts:

You have to provide the minimum that is specified in the C header file, but you can step a long way outside it if you chose to. For example the dynamic ports extension adds a completely new type of port. I cannot be understood by hosts that do not support it of course, but they can tell that it's a plugin that they cannot make use of.

There are also extensions that are back-compatibe, and the host can identify them too.

- Steve
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Igor Brkic, (Sat Jun 12, 11:13 pm)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Steve Harris, (Sun Jun 13, 10:55 am)
Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Jeremy, (Sun Jun 13, 4:58 pm)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Steve Harris, (Mon Jun 14, 7:04 am)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Mon Jun 14, 11:27 am)
Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Steve Harris, (Mon Jun 14, 11:25 am)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Ralf Mardorf, (Mon Jun 14, 11:52 am)
Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Paul Davis, (Sun Jun 13, 9:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Jeremy, (Mon Jun 14, 12:23 am)
Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Geoff Beasley, (Mon Jun 14, 12:46 am)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, alex stone, (Mon Jun 14, 12:06 pm)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Mon Jun 14, 10:15 pm)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, James Morris, (Sun Jun 13, 8:51 pm)
Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, Steve Harris, (Mon Jun 14, 6:31 am)
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Re: [LAD] minimal LV2, alex stone, (Sun Jun 13, 2:48 pm)
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