Message-Id: <9503232337.AA08030@mocha.bunyip.com> Date: Thu, 23 Mar 95 18:34:07 EST From: email@example.com (michael rabinovich) To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: proposed discussion material From research!bunyip.com!owner-uri Tue Mar 14 20:12:11 1995 Received: from research (research.att.com) by allegra.tempo.att.com; id AA28140; Tue, 14 Mar 95 20:12:11 EST Received: by research.att.com; Tue Mar 14 20:11 EST 1995 Received: (from daemon@localhost) by services.bunyip.com (8.6.10/8.6.9) id SAA11019 for uri-out; Tue, 14 Mar 1995 18:10:48 -0500 Received: from mocha.bunyip.com (mocha.Bunyip.Com [22.214.171.124]) by services.bunyip.com (8.6.10/8.6.9) with SMTP id SAA11014 for <email@example.com>; Tue, 14 Mar 1995 18:10:45 -0500 Received: from beethoven.Bunyip.Com by mocha.bunyip.com with SMTP (5.65a/IDA-1.4.2b/CC-Guru-2b) id AA12326 (mail destined for firstname.lastname@example.org) on Tue, 14 Mar 95 18:10:42 -0500 Received: by beethoven.bunyip.com (NX5.67c/NX3.0S) id AA13550; Tue, 14 Mar 95 18:10:37 -0500 Date: Tue, 14 Mar 95 18:10:37 -0500 From: Leslie Daigle <email@example.com> Message-Id: <9503142310.AA13550@beethoven.bunyip.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: proposed discussion material Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Precedence: bulk Status: RO Well, here's an overview of what we've been doing with URL/URN-> thinking here at Bunyip. I hope to have a document together by the end of this week or early next week at the latest. In the course of putting together various tools for Internet resource discovery, we kept bumping up against the need to be able to specify Internet actions composed of several URL/URN instantiations. This seems useful from the standpoint of encapsulating particular activities for reuse, as well as providing mechanisms for insulating protocol details from people who really don't want to know about them (i.e., above and beyond pointing and clicking in a WWW browser). One very specific application of such a specification is Internet resource searching. For example, if I'm a net hacker who knows where all the cool music software indexes are (in all the glorious (and not so glorious) protocols/formats of the Internet) I might like to be able to encapsulate this for my own later use, or to pass along to someone who is less net-literate. [...] Leslie. But I think it would be more appropriate then to create your own resource (a pag) that points to all these indexes. Then you can pass a URL (or rather URN) of this page to your friend. Why do you need another mechanism for this? Michael Rabinovich.