no 'object architecture' in URI working group

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Tue, 11 Jul 1995 11:15:40 PDT


To: uri@bunyip.com
Subject: no 'object architecture' in URI working group
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Jul11.111542pdt.2762@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 1995 11:15:40 PDT

Whether or not the IETF should standardize on an object system
architecture (CORBA or no):

a) it won't happen in the URI working group
b) the URI working group should not wait until it happens

so I'd like to close off this discussion, except insofar as it affects
the topics at hand:

Are there URL or URN schemes that would be used for naming CORBA or
SOM or OLE objects? Is there a CORBA/SOM/OLE equivalent for URCs? 

Conversely, are there ways that URLs, URNs and URCs are reasonably
expressed inside CORBA or OLE etc? I vaguely remember something (a
conjecture?) that Microsoft's Internet Assistant embedded URLs inside
OLE links, for example.

These interoperability mechanisms might well make topics for
useful RFCs.