Re: no 'object architecture' in URI working group

Murray Bent (murrayb@icis.qut.edu.au)
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 06:22:12 +1000


Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 06:22:12 +1000
From: Murray Bent <murrayb@icis.qut.edu.au>
Message-Id: <199507112022.GAA25848@wittgenstein.icis.qut.edu.au>
To: uri@services.bunyip.com
Subject: Re: no 'object architecture' in URI working group


>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?

As has been said on this list last year, the X/Open Federated Naming
spec covers naming of multiple namespaces including CORBA. The
OMG Common Object Serveices Spec 1 Naming Service gives the IDL for
operations within the CORBA world, and IIOPallows these names to be
composed together with for example Internet names.

As has been said before, XFN names have attributes and operations on
attributes to allow query.

The technology is implemented in Unix operating systems, and as these
are more widely deployed on the Internet the lowet common denominator
of naming facilities will hopefully rise, gradually.

murrayb