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Re: XML catalog draft

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Date: 16 Feb 1997 21:24:35 +0000 (GMT)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <199702162124.VAA12845@curia.ucc.ie>
At 17:18 07/02/97 -0800, Jon Bosak wrote:
>This is just a sketch, but consider:
[networked resolution outline]
>This isn't enough to build a resolution mechanism, but it's enough to
>think that building one might be possible.  Is there anything
>basically wrong with the idea?

Nothing, except that this is basically what X.500 tried to do when
applied as a routing mechanism with network directory information. 
That hasn't flown much so far, partly because of the expense, and 
partly because it has to be 100% populated to work properly.

What you describe is a great template but I think the management
factors need a lot of work (persuade people it's worth it), and at 
first sight it looks like it could create a lot of request-response
network traffic.

> to discover 1000s of internal "homepages" that grew overnight
> like magic mushrooms on a rich motherlode of corporate horseshit.
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