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From: "Drew DeVault" <sir@cmpwn.com>
To: "Jonathan Nieder" <jrnieder@gmail.com>
Cc: <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Regarding the depreciation of ssh+git/git+ssh protocols
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 14:14:31 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <C9Y4NXXX6HRI.1IROIK8ZXK4S2@taiga> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YE+ftT2WaKDzc+45@google.com>

On Mon Mar 15, 2021 at 1:56 PM EDT, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> The original idea of URI schemes like svn+https is that we can treat
> these version control URLs as part of the general category of uniform
> resource identifiers --- in other words, you might be able to type
> them in a browser's URL bar, browse the content of a repository, use
> an <img> tag to point to a file within a version control repository,
> and so on.

That was indeed the original idea, but I think it's fair to assume that
it's evolved well beyond this. There are many schemes in common use
which don't meet this criteria, such as mailto:, magnet:, bitcoin:,
postgresql:, and so on. None of these examples make productive use of
all of the URI, such as your fragment example, but they still make
productive use of parts of the URI.

To my mind, the contemporary purpose of a URI is to:

1. Identify a resource
2. Identify the protocol used to access it
3. Store domain-specific information that an implementation of that
   protocol can use to accomplish something

> The missing piece is an HTTP header to unambiguously mark that URL as
> being usable by Git. I'm not aware of a standard way to do that; e.g.
> golang's "go get" tool[*] uses a custom 'meta name="go-import"' HTML
> element.

I don't agree that this is the case. It would be much better to be able
to identify a URL as being useful for git without having to perform a
network request to find out.

A standard approach to the go-import kind of deal is also a meritous
idea, but a separate matter - and one I'm also involved in trying to
address!

  reply	other threads:[~2021-03-15 18:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 27+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-15 16:27 Drew DeVault
2021-03-15 17:56 ` Jonathan Nieder
2021-03-15 18:14   ` Drew DeVault [this message]
2021-03-15 22:01     ` brian m. carlson
2021-03-16  0:52       ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16  1:02         ` Jonathan Nieder
2021-03-16  1:05           ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16 21:23             ` Jeff King
2021-03-17 14:49               ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-18 21:30               ` Junio C Hamano
2021-03-18 21:53                 ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16  4:38           ` Eli Schwartz
2021-03-16 11:54             ` brian m. carlson
2021-03-16 14:21               ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16 21:28                 ` Jeff King
2021-03-17 14:50                   ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-17  0:45                 ` Jakub Narębski
2021-03-17 14:53                   ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-17 22:06                 ` brian m. carlson
2021-03-18 12:53                   ` Drew DeVault
2021-03-16 18:03               ` Eli Schwartz
2021-03-17 22:15                 ` Jonathan Nieder
2021-03-31  4:23                   ` Eli Schwartz
2021-04-07 13:46                   ` Mark Lodato
2021-04-07 19:46                     ` Junio C Hamano
2021-04-13  8:52                       ` Kerry, Richard
2021-03-16  0:54       ` Drew DeVault

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