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Re: Thoughts on Discovery

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:02:55 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_+XCxnpm1+wn85qpb1M3cjKEAdrL93NehH_7-E9NRWLfg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com>, Interledger Community Group <public-interledger@w3.org>
On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
wrote:

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> On 29 March 2016 at 21:47, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','adrian@hopebailie.com');>> wrote:
>
>> What is a super-ledger? It sounds like you're suggesting that the whole
>> world should all just use a single ledger which seems pretty hard to scale
>
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> I mentioned it in another thread.  A super ledger is a ledger where every
> entry is a URI.  Just as URIs are sometimes called "super keys".  All of
> the ledgers Im working with are are super ledgers.
>

How does the URI resolve to the address of the super-ledger?

Do I need to query every super ledger to find the account I'm looking for?


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>> On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','melvincarvalho@gmail.com');>> wrote:
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>>> On 29 March 2016 at 16:47, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
>>> wrote:
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>>>> On 29 March 2016 at 16:32, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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>>> In a super ledger every entry is a URI, so you just have the mailto:
>>> address as the recipient.  Problem solved.
>>>
>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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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>>>
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>> --
>> Sent from a mobile device, please excuse any typos
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