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Re[2]: File upload from a Web browser

From: Murray Bent <murrayb@icis.qut.edu.au>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 1995 03:23:03 +1000
Message-Id: <199507131723.DAA27955@wittgenstein.icis.qut.edu.au>
To: www-talk@w3.org
>file upload in Hotjava???

OK.

But why burden the server with anything more than a reference to
an object? That would require a distributed namespace implemented
in Java. And if we could get beyond naming, a lot of cool facilities
would be possible such as replication, process migration, agents,
distributed queries, as well as your favorite list of facilities.

Why limit the Web to being a big "file system" when systems like
Lotus Notes or Microsoft Network tell us that there a better ways
of doing things and these involve ease of replication, storage,
scripting and ability to compose arbitrary chunks of content?

However it seems that even naming such a web-wide file system is 
a substantial innovation for the web, not likely to happen soon.

mj
Received on Thursday, 13 July 1995 13:23:13 GMT

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