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Subject: Re: [xri] Solution for host-meta

OK with me.

John B.
On 25-Aug-09, at 12:08 PM, Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:

> The problem with DNS is that it is semantically wrong and so yet  
> another hack.
> As for xri:, sure as long as you make it clear in the spec that it  
> is not to be considered a registered URI, just a string used  
> internally by XRD Subjects using URI syntax.
> Happy to do it first to see how people react to it.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: John Bradley [mailto:jbradley@mac.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 8:32 AM
>> To: Eran Hammer-Lahav
>> Cc: 'XRI TC'
>> Subject: Re: [xri] Solution for host-meta
>> If you want it to be a registered scheme use dns:example.com
>> The / are omitted because the authority is not required the host-name
>> is part of the path.
>> http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4501.txt
>> I don't think you ned the port number.  One of the pints of host-meta
>> is that it can be used by multiple schemes like mailto: if people  
>> want
>> to.
>> I don't mind making up a new scheme for this.
>> If we do that can we make up xri: as well for unbound XRI?
>> It would be the same argument.
>> John B.
>> On 25-Aug-09, at 4:22 AM, Eran Hammer-Lahav wrote:
>>> I don't know why I didn't think about this before. As indicated in
>>> my last email, this is what I propose we do:
>>> * Drop the match attribute.
>>> * host-meta will use <Subject> with the string 'host-meta://
>>> example.com:80'.
>>> * host-meta will state that the string is not a valid URI and is
>>> only used for trust purposes.
>>> Since XRD <Subject> has no current requirement for the URI scheme to
>>> be valid or registered, only that the syntax of the string comply
>>> with RFC 3986, this solves everyone's problem without actually
>>> having to create/register a new URI scheme.
>>> EHL
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