Re: W3C and Handle technology

Martin Hamilton (martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk)
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 05:12:11 +0100


Message-Id: <199608140412.FAA23958@gizmo.lut.ac.uk>
To: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>
cc: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, Philipp.Hoschka@w3.org,
Subject: Re: W3C and Handle technology 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 13 Aug 1996 13:10:07 EDT."
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Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 05:12:11 +0100
From: Martin Hamilton <martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>

"Daniel W. Connolly" writes:

| > This is a deficiency of the URL spec. Some
| >form of DNS for object names seems required in the long term although it may
| >not be feasible in the short term. (Is this related to LDAP? I can't find
| >anything on W3C's site about directory services)
| 
| There are some interesting ideas regarding "web-x records" ala MX
| records, to provide for service providers for HTTP to work kinda like
| they do for SMTP. It provides an extra level of indirection that
| might be useful, but it doesn't change anything fundamentally.

Take a look at draft-gulbrandsen-dns-rr-srvcs-03.txt - in a nameserver 
near you, soon!

Martin