RE: [Uri-review] ws: and wss: schemes

A "custom protocol" is, using David's terms, an owner-dependent protocol,
whereas a "standard protocol" is an owner-independent protocol.  "Owner" is
the owner of the aliasing domain.  A protocol is owner-dependent if the
server is guaranteed to belong to the owner (e.g. a bank or an ISP).

-----Original Message-----
From: David Booth [] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:19 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: 'Ian Hickson';;;
Subject: RE: [Uri-review] ws: and wss: schemes

On Tue, 2009-08-11 at 18:35 +0200, Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
>  2.  Additionally, the proposed solution of using the URI prefix
> "http://wss.example/" is suited for custom protocols, according to the
> description at [1].  A protocol promulgated by the WWW Corporation can
> hardly be viewed as custom.

I don't know exactly what you mean by "custom protocol", but WSS is
*exactly* the kind of protocol that [1] was talking about.  The
introduction uses "XyzConsortium" as an example, but you can think "WWW
Corporation" instead.


Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 21:57:03 UTC