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Re: Host Meta and XRD, POWDER (ISSUE-36 ,siteData-36)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:36:10 -0500
Message-ID: <4B1E9C9A.7060301@w3.org>
To: Eran Hammer-Lahav <eran@hueniverse.com>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "xri@lists.oasis-open.org" <xri@lists.oasis-open.org>
Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
> This is not a criticism of POWDER, though I can see how some people 
> would consider it as such.

I think simplicity is critically important, so I do see this as a 
criticism of POWDER.

> The relationship between POWDER and XRD is very similar to that of 
> SAML and OAuth. They greatly overlap but the complexity of one made it 
> appealing to develop the other, while at the same time, not trying to 
> replace it or compete with it.
> In other words, it's a cultural thing.
> I also want to point out that both POWDER and XRD are very young and still need to prove their value. Given how early we are in the development of resource descriptors, a bit of "competition" is a good thing. Trying to force either effort to use the other would be a  clear standardization failure.

Yes, there's a tricky balance between looking around to see what's 
already out there and just putting your head down and solving your own 
> [1] http://hueniverse.com/2009/11/host-meta-aka-site-meta-and-well-known-uris/
Dan, struggling to get used to this mailer.
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