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Subject: RE: [xri] Resolution: ... where's "Drummond Reed" in the XRDS?

Nick, the agenda is so packed for tomorrow's call that I didn't add this to
it but I definitely believe the XRI TC should discuss this because it makes
a lot of sense. And given the intense interest in XRD-based discovery, it's
a best practice we want to establish/encourage in the new spec.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Nicholas [mailto:opoudjis@optushome.com.au]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 11:54 PM
> Subject: [xri] Resolution: ... where's "Drummond Reed" in the XRDS?
> Now, you don't have to change what you're doing for this, but:
> Exec Summary: why does the string "Drummond Reed" not occur in the
> =drummond XRDS?
> Exec Lemma: service-independent descriptions (like the string
> "Drummond Reed") help guarantee persistence.
> Exec Suggestion: would a prose description service endpoint (the
> reverse of http://thing-described-by.org/ ) help?
> Exec Realisation: An XRI with users managing their own XRDS may not be
> compatible with archival notions of persistence.
> Discursive blog posts:
> http://interopporesearch.blogspot.com/2008/11/xri-handle-and-persistent-
> descriptors.html
> http://interopporesearch.blogspot.com/2008/11/xri-handle-and-persistent-
> descriptors_19.html
> --------------------
> =================================----------------------
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