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Re: Thoughts on Discovery

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:47:07 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_KAZMOWohkFjCVBU_cu2Lsy3UPEEgXBsi12cMaVMUJ2AQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
On 29 March 2016 at 16:32, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:

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>
> On 29 March 2016 at 15:48, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
> wrote:
>
>> This is a higher level function.
>> I.e. I give you some identifier for my account like
>> adrian@mywalletprovider.com and you have a well-defined protocol to
>> resolve the address of my ledger from that.
>>
>
> Have a look what happens when I hover over the link you pasted (image
> attached)
>
> firefox automatically translates it into mailto:
>
> this denotes an email address using a URI
>
>
Right, because in the context of an email program it makes sense to
normalize that to a mailto: URI.


> so how do you send money to an email address, this becomes a trivial
> problem with a super ledger, you just send it to the URI
>

How? I'm not following how I would send money to a mailto: URI?


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>>
>> Following which you will do path finding to my ledger.
>>
>> If ILP is TCP/IP then we're trying to figure out a good way to do DNS :)
>>
>> On 29 March 2016 at 15:26, Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Adrian,
>>>
>>> Sorry, I'm confused, how's this discussion separate from our discussions
>>> on path finding and routing? How exactly do you define "discovery" vs.
>>> "path finding"?
>>>
>>> Xav
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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