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Re: [Uri-review] ssh URI

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:59:48 +0200
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To: Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Cc: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Steve Suehring <suehring@braingia.org>, "<uri-review@ietf.org>" <uri-review@ietf.org>, "<uri@w3.org>" <uri@w3.org>
On 12 Oct 2009, at 21:35, Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>  

> 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
> clarity.)

...which in turn would have rather awkward privacy characteristics.

A custom scheme makes sense to me.

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