Re: Caching of Style sheets

James Tauber wrote:
> > While my suggestion might be restated "Why don't we put a UUID in every
> > web content object?", I thought it best to limit my suggestion to CSS
> > as there is still the opportunity to influence the initial development
> > of CSS enabled UA's.
> How about using ISO/IEC 9070 public identifiers? A simple solution exists
> for resolving them to URLs (see http://www.entmp.org/fpi-urn/delgate.html)
> and they are already used by DSSSL. (Infact, I'm currently putting
> together a proposal to use them for Java classes as well).
> James K. Tauber / jtauber@library.uwa.edu.au
> University CWIS Coordination Officer
> The University of Western Australia

Doesn't 9070 require registration? My original thought was simply to 
provide a key for efficient duplicate suppression and cache 
management, not to provide a backward map to the master location. If we 
require registration for UUIDs, that imposed a bottleneck on 
thier adoption. Something similar to a hostid (ethernet address) based 
UUIDGEN used in MSCOM or DCE would allow anyone with a net connection to 
just start using the mechanism. 

Clark Breyman
Not nec. the opinions of my employer.