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FYI: IETF work item

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@akamai.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 11:53:19 -0800
To: uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010226115314.H18797@akamai.com>

This may be of some indirect interest to people here. The WEBI WG in
the IETF (disclaimer: I'm one of the chairs) has established a work
item to define an 'Intermediary Discovery and Description' mechanism,
which clients (whether user-agents or intermediaries) can use to
determine what device it should contact - whether that device is a
proxy, surrogate (delegated authority) or the authority - to locate
the device.

Currently, the group is gathering requirements; the first draft is
available at

I think this may be interesting to this list because this mechanism
will effectively be a shim between clients and the network, and will
affect how all URIs' authorities are resolved.


Mark Nottingham, Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies (San Mateo, CA)
Received on Monday, 26 February 2001 14:53:21 UTC

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