Re: W3C and Handle technology

Martin Hamilton (
Wed, 14 Aug 1996 05:12:11 +0100

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To: "Daniel W. Connolly" <>
cc: Paul Prescod <>,,
Subject: Re: W3C and Handle technology 
In-reply-to: Your message of "Tue, 13 Aug 1996 13:10:07 EDT."
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 1996 05:12:11 +0100
From: Martin Hamilton <>

"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!