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Re: Temporal Stack

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:03:52 +1000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok23KmXbo=B=RzM=ARTDVB3RdXrCD97aq0ceipVeYZuCeg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sebastian Samaruga <ssamarug@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
AFAIK: it doesn't work so well for CMS generated HTML...

Do you have an alternative?

How could a methodology be produced, both at the CMS level and perhaps also
at a DLT (DHT, etc.) level?  IMO, it would require a URI structure?  DIDs
were intended to support it, but it appears they've got a different path..
maybe not? regardless, its a 'shared responsibility', which some may be
happy to pay to ensure, its provided...

On Sat, 17 Apr 2021 at 01:41, Sebastian Samaruga <ssamarug@gmail.com> wrote:

> Isn't this HTTP E-Tag header purpose? (Versioning / Cache handling)
> And "If-modified-since" header could also come of use, if we talk about
> state (representation) of the same HATEOAS (REST) entity preserving its
> identifier (the immutable part in a domain).
> Also, a previous post in the public-webapps and other lists: "A less
> ephemeral web" states things that could benefit onto what you propose.
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2021, 9:37 AM Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> had a think.  thought i'd post it.
>> IMO there's cause to build into WWW / HTTP a method to support temporal
>> lookups, other than simply using archive.org.   i imagine this would
>> eventually require ICANN, IETF (etc) support; amongst other implications.
>> The functional outcome would be an ability to look up a page at a
>> particular date.   This may involve differences in who owned the domain
>> name at that time (vs. who may own it later on), amongst many other
>> implications.  There would have to be a 'format' of 'standards' around how
>> to achieve it, for long-term support.
>> Foundational requirements, prior to more easily engaging CMS providers
>> such as Wordpress / automattic, drupal, etc.  would be to define a simple
>> concept that could be built upon to do it.  I imagine it may take some
>> years to do, and i'm not entirely sure i'm up for it - historically no
>> funding for work by civics persons (civilians, working independent of
>> contract / employment revenue) for doing W3C works; maybe, with new changes
>> that might be reviewed; but regardless,
>> cost of storage, etc. has been dropping.  I'm not sure what the economic
>> model for it would be, but i can think of a variety of ways a solution that
>> attends to the economic implications could be forged.  I also think, an
>> evaluation may lead to an outcome where it's able to be understood how to
>> do it at a lower energy cost than simply employing DHTs / Blockchains
>> ("DLTs"), although the file-system layer may be considered independently,
>> atm, idk; and don't really want to make the point any more complicated than
>> it needs to be for now.
>> Timothy Holborn
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