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RE: [Uri-review] ssh URI

From: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:35:05 +0200
To: "'David Booth'" <david@dbooth.org>, "'Steve Suehring'" <suehring@braingia.org>
Cc: <uri-review@ietf.org>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5EAB4D387A4A4B7C854FBD1869729771@POCZTOWIEC>
David, you do not see a need to define a new URI scheme for anything, do
you?.  If I you do, please enumerate the requirements for a protocol that
would save it from the http black hole.
SSH is not a new protocol, and the "adoption rate" does not depend on the
URI; it is an agreement between the owner and the user that counts.  This
agreement already provides all technical information the user needs, and
explaining it over HTTP would not be useful.
And how would you persuade the Web browser to send an HTTP SSH URI to an
external handler instead of navigating to it?  (Think Internet Explorer, for

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Subject: Re: [Uri-review] ssh URI

I don't see a need to define a new URI scheme for this.  You can just
define an http URI prefix for this purpose, as described in

Furthermore, as Graham Klyne suggested during a similar discussion
earlier, "an HTTP URI can also retrieve a protocol [handler]
This could dramatically improve the adoption rate of a new protocol.

David Booth
Received on Monday, 12 October 2009 19:35:52 UTC

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