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RE: Should the HTTP protocol become "inapropriate"

From: Booth, David (HP Software - Boston) <dbooth@hp.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:04:35 +0000
To: John Bradley <john.bradley@wingaa.com>
CC: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <184112FE564ADF4F8F9C3FA01AE50009FCFC7B119B@G1W0486.americas.hpqcorp.net>

> From: John Bradley [mailto:john.bradley@wingaa.com]
[ . .  . ]
> > >           * use the least specific bits of the domain name
> >
> >     That would also be fine if the owner of that URI space
> >    chooses to establish that convention.
> This is convenient in that it allows multiple proxies without
> registration.  The downside is that it confers special
> meaning on a host name and can have an impact on people who
> don't want to participate in the sub-scheme.
> Why should someone tell me that xri or xmpp is a reserved
> host name.   I can see this leading to all sorts of great.
> It is equivalent to saying that part of the http protocol
> will only apply to hosts named www.

Hold on, it sounds like I misunderstood your short-hand.  When you said one of the options was:

> > >           * use the least specific bits of the domain name

I thought you were talking about using http://hxri.xri.net/ as a URI prefix to indicate that all URIs matching http://hxri.xri.net/* conform to a particular URI convention and should be interpreted as HXRIs.   It would *not* be okay to claim that all URIs matching http://hxri.*.*/* should be interpreted as HXRIs.  The XRI TC does not have the authority to define the special conventions for http://hxri.*.*/*, but the owner of xri.net *does* have the authority to define special conventions for http://hxri.xri.net/* .

David Booth, Ph.D.
HP Software
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