Re: Persistent Documents and Locations

Karen R. Sollins (sollins@lcs.mit.edu)
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 11:33:51 -0400


Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 11:33:51 -0400
Message-Id: <199508221533.LAA10471@lysithea.lcs.mit.edu>
From: "Karen R. Sollins" <sollins@lcs.mit.edu>
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
Cc: uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <95Aug22.003139pdt.2763@golden.parc.xerox.com> (message from Larry Masinter on Tue, 22 Aug 1995 00:31:28 PDT)
Subject: Re: Persistent Documents and Locations

Larry,

Yes, I agree with you and in fact tried to be claer in my note about
that.  There are definitely situations in which helping people solve
the problem of dangling references is VERY useful.  I was only trying
to suggest that both it is not universal and it is a very hard
problem.  I think it would be great to provide such a service and, as
I've said to you before, I wholeheartedly think you should pursue it.
In particular, if you can come up with general enough models and
mechanisms for satisfactorily providing the wide variety of policies
in each policy domain that a general community of customers would be
happy with, you'd have a tremendous contribution to make, even if
these weren't universal, but of broad interest.

My apologies if I seemed to be coming down too hard on you.  

			Karen