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Re: server redirects by client domain

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 1995 21:42:48 PST
To: mgodsey@microsoft.com
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <95Dec22.214252pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
There are at least three proposals floating to use 'DNS' to change how
references work:

a) use DNS for finding URN resolution services
  (cf. various draft-ietf-uri-urn-* proposals).

Among other things, URN resolution services would help you find mirror
sites and replicas of the 'same' resource.

b) use DNS to indicate HTTP-NG vs HTTP support.

Simon Spero mentioned this in his talk describing HTTP-NG, that DNS
records might indicate the use of a completely different protocol for

c) use DNS for simple host replication/round robin to indicate
multiple sites at different geographic (network topology) locations.

Whatever you think of these individually, doing them all with separate
DNS entries seems like a bad idea.
Received on Saturday, 23 December 1995 00:43:05 UTC

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