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Subject: RE: [xri] versioning of authirity section

I agree completely that versioning the naming authority could be useful in a number of contexts, but I'm still trying to understand what exactly that would mean when it comes to resolution.  For instance, how would versioned naming authorities work in a DDDS-style resolution?  


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter C Davis [mailto:peter.davis@neustar.biz]
> Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 8:38 AM
> Subject: [xri] versioning of authirity section
> (In case you haven't noticed, I am finally catching up on xri 
> activities :-)
> line 159:
> [ISSUE: It would be nice if naming authority parts were NOT 
> versioned to 
> make resolution simpler. Then, only the  local part  segments have 
> versioning info in them, and interpretation of this versioning 
> information would be local to the client and ultimate  leaf  
> directory. ]
> However, for URI-type XRI's, it MAY prove usefull to allow 
> versioning of 
> the authority part:
> xri://some.domain.int[;2001-03-04T20:15:40Z]/foo/bar
> esp. since URIs are re-assignable. This allows for "This was the 
> authority at time T".
> --- peterd

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