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Re: HTTP Methods

From: Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx@asemantics.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 12:22:58 +0100
Message-Id: <1E52C8F2-71BC-11D8-B93F-000A95CDA38A@asemantics.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, "ext Benja Fallenstein" <b.fallenstein@gmx.de>, "ext Seaborne, Andy" <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
To: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

> Convincing admins of the acceptance of new web functionality is (in my 
> experience) much
> easier than convincing modification to the DNS infrastructure.
>
> Web server functionality is typically driven by marketing 
> policies/need, and web
> admins serve the owners of the web service. DNS is typically managed 
> by a different
> group of admins, typically also responsible for security, etc. which 
> tend to, how
> shall we say nicely, place less importance on marketing or general 
> business needs ;-)

In some companies this can be an advantage; as the archive/long-term 
metadata people sometimes have conflicting needs to the marketing 
people who need to get things out quick-and dirty.

And the first group, i.e. those that care about long term names and 
metadata, are usually not the type to 'fire off a quick question - and 
we MUST have this in YESTERDAY ' - but rather establish a dialoge as to 
what should be delegated and how to manage it for the next 20 years. 
Which fits with the sort of mindset around the DNS systems.

But it is very much a cultural question.

Dw
Received on Tuesday, 9 March 2004 06:23:09 UTC

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