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Re: domain-name? (fwd)

From: Daniel LaLiberte <liberte@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 95 10:20:08 CDT
Message-Id: <9509221520.AA01495@void.ncsa.uiuc.edu>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Beth Frank writes:
 > Micheal Shapiro (creater of the Path scheme) had some fairly verocious
 > arguements as to why the full URI is necessary which I don't remember right
 > now.

I don't think Michael would feel slighted by my saying that the path
scheme was mostly my design.  It wouldn't have been completed and
implemented so quickly without him, however.  So 'co-creator' is more

 > 3. How do you map Host when the URN maps to multiple possible locations? 
 > Somewhere you need to preserve the orginal un-translated request, or at
 > least be able to get back to it.

Host would not necessarily apply for a URN.  What would the document
server do with the URN info anyway?  It should probably know the URN
already.  Multiple URNs might map to the same document, but the same
document should result either way.  The client should preserve the
original un-translated request, and proxies may want to do so too, but
I'm not sure the document server needs it.

 > I would prefer to go with Larry Masinter suggestion of
 > > Just requiring:
 > >     GET http://foo.bar.com/home/is/where/the/wallet/is.html HTTP/1.1

Me too.

Received on Friday, 22 September 1995 08:22:36 UTC

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