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Re: [Uri-review] ssh URI

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 00:19:39 -0400
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Cc: bob@sporkmonger.com, Kristof Zelechovski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>, uri-review@ietf.org, uri@w3.org
Message-Id: <1255493979.25337.3056.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 00:27 -0400, John Cowan wrote:
> David Booth scripsit:
> > Getting a scheme registered is the *easy* part.  The hard part is
> > getting millions of installed clients to implement the special
> > recognition of that scheme.
> No harder than getting them to recognize a load-ssh-protocol-driver
> meta-scheme.

I disagree.  If a client doesn't recognize a new scheme, the user has
little choice but to search around for an implementation or hope that
the client vendor adds support for it in the future.  But if an http URI
is used, the URI (as a fallback) could dereference directly to a page
providing information about those new URIs, where to download client
software that supports them, and -- potentially -- even attempt to
auto-download a client extension for them.  This certainly seems like it
would encourage faster adoption.

David Booth, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic (contractor)

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
reflect those of Cleveland Clinic.
Received on Wednesday, 14 October 2009 04:20:10 UTC

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