From: "Ron Daniel Jr." <email@example.com> Message-Id: <9506021047.ZM8197@macrdan.acl.lanl.gov> Date: Fri, 2 Jun 1995 10:47:38 -0600 In-Reply-To: Larry Masinter <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Larry Masinter <email@example.com>, Leslie Daigle <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: URA headsup Cc: email@example.com Thus spoke Larry Masinter: (at least on May 31 at 8:38pm) [Leslie Daigle said] > > As author of the paper on it, let me jump in... It was not _my_ impression > > after the last IETF meeting that we at Bunyip were the only people who > > saw the URA work as more than "extended-URLs-with-lots-of-features". > > I'd like to hear from other WG members on this. I don't think that's > an unreasonable request. I think that scripting could be a very important part of the Internet UR architecture, and it seems to be more than just URLs++. Whether URAs meet the scripting needs of the UR architecture is hard to say. The current I-D on URAs is less than illuminating, so I hope Leslie will revise it as soon as she can. I suggest the URI-WG not close off discussion in this area just yet. Before I write off URAs as no more than tarted-up URLs, I would want to see the revised I-D,a demo of the software, and have a chance to ask Leslie questions. (Leslie, can you demo the system to us at Stockholm?) An ugly question - if we decide that the UR architecture can benefit from a scripting capability, shouldn't we have a requirements document before we have a specification? -- Ron Daniel Jr. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advanced Computing Lab voice: (505) 665 0597 MS B287 fax: (505) 665 4939 Los Alamos National Laboratory http://www.acl.lanl.gov/~rdaniel/ Los Alamos, NM 87545 tautology:"Conformity is very popular"