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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
  http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-webi-idd-reqs-00.txt

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.

Cheers,

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

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