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Re: ISSUE-58: Scalability of URI Access to Resources

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:45:43 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230906c2f2344f7ef0@[10.100.0.28]>
To: Technical Architecture Group WG <www-tag@w3.org>

>ISSUE-58: Scalability of URI Access to Resources
>
>http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/issues/
>
>Raised by: Norman Walsh
>On product:
>
>At the 13 Aug 2007 telcon, the TAG resolved[1] to create a new issue 
>to track the problems associated with accessing popular URIs. This 
>issue arose as a result of discussing Ted Guild's request for a 
>"best practices"[2] document on caching.
>
>Web architecture advocates identifying important resources with 
>URIs, most often http: URIs. But when a resource is very popular and 
>its use is associated with attempts to get a representation, use of 
>http: URIs can lead *in practice* to a crippling volume of traffic 
>on particular web servers. In principle, the web has mechanisms to 
>cope with this problem, but it remains a real problem in practice 
>nevertheless.
>
>The TAG will consider attempt to determine what, if any, 
>recommendations, guidelines, best practices, or technology changes 
>would help alleviate the practical problems associated with the 
>scalability of URI access.

I wonder if the discussion taking place on public-semweb-lifesci 
might be relevant to this? The message which gets you the thread

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-semweb-lifesci/2007Aug/0134.html

was next to yours in my emailbox.

Pat Hayes

>
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm
>
>[1] http://www.w3.org/2007/08/13-tagmem-minutes.html
>[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2007Jul/0200.html
>
>--
>Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> | Knowledge, sense, honesty, learning,
>http://nwalsh.com/            | good behavior are the chief things
>                               | towards making a man's fortune, next to
>                               | interest and opportunity.


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