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Re: ftp scheme

From: Mo McRoberts <Mo.McRoberts@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:37:59 +0100
Cc: WebID XG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2A76D38A-14AD-48C0-9C7C-5860E1583EF1@bbc.co.uk>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>

On 19 Apr 2011, at 16:08, Henry Story wrote:

> If people are for that please +1 and I'll add it as an issue.  When done we can have a vote to open it too, the idea being to look at the spec and see how it needs to be rewritten for ftp (and hence made generic enough for other existing or yet to be URI schemes)


While it's not a terrible proof-of-concept, and this isn't quite what you asked, it'd get a -1 from me as anything beyond a *pure proof-of-concept* places a hugely disproportionate burden on server implementors further on down the line.

Baking FTP into things means that certs can be generated with FTP URIs, which in turn means that servers need to support it, because otherwise people will have WebID certs which can't be used on some WebID sites.

(And, HTTP with its single outgoing TCP/IP connection is a damned sight easier to implement a client for in a Web server sitting behind a firewall than FTP is).

M.

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