[Matroska-devel] Official Tags

Steve Lhomme slhomme at matroska.org
Tue Feb 15 22:08:29 CET 2011


Sounds all good to me.

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM, Jaroslaw Zachwieja <grok at zyxxyz.eu> wrote:
> On 15 February 2011 20:01, Steve Lhomme <slhomme at matroska.org> wrote:
>> The Amazon case is good example of the issue with just a name. It
>> would rather be AMAZON_US/AMAZON_UK/AMAZON_FR/AMAZON_DE or
>> amazon.com/amazon.co.uk/amazon.fr/amazon.de. I'm still not sure which
>> is better. In both case you don't get the actual URL to get the
>> required information (and there may be more than one, XML and JSON
>> output for ex). So maybe just a generic uppercase name for the site is
>> enough.
>
> I like this idea -- and I would even take it further.
>
> How about taking the FQDN of the database as the capitalised tag:
>
> AMAZON_CO_UK / AMAZON_DE / IMDB_COM / THEMOVIEDB_ORG / BBC_CO_UK / ...
>
> I agree that the actual URL for the XML / JSON may not be a good idea,
> sites tend to change things -- this should be left to the interpreting
> software, especially since to access most APIs a key is required; this
> way the software can be kept up-to-date with the API. However the FQDN
> is more of a company asset these days and this tends to be preserved
> over time.
>
> Another benefit of this approach is that we can still keep the
> EXTERNAL_DB tag as official and keep the attribute names specified as
> capitalised FQDN with s/\./_/g in the standard.
>
> If no one objects to the above, I'll get on to writing example
> tagfiles and presenting them here for approval.
> --
> grok
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