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

So I read that as your vote is for prefixing the host name with a  
OASIS defined URN.

If we could make it Subject or Host  I would be more comfortable with  
<Host> but we cant do that in the XSD.

John B.
On 25-Aug-09, at 5:02 PM, Scott Cantor wrote:

> John Bradley wrote on 2009-08-25:
>> The trust profile for SSL certs is going to have to deal with those
>> issues.
> Ok. I'm just saying that no matter how you mock up a URI to wrap a  
> host (or
> a host/port or scheme/host/port), there's some kind of extraction to  
> do.
> Whether it's a URN or a wholly invalid fake URI doesn't change that.  
> My
> point was just that if I was making the choice, I'd use a URN that  
> at least
> I could defend the validity of.
>> In any event we need a URI that can contain the host name for
>> hostmeta,  and not be confused with a regular resource URI.
> Right. And URNs represent...whatever you define them to represent.  
> That's
> what makes them different from URLs, which are always constantly being
> confused with web-accessible resources.
> There are places where I've come around on that and just accept that  
> URLs
> work better, but as we see, identifying a host doesn't seem to be  
> one of
> them.
>> We are close to http range-14 territory.   If we don't want to
>> describe a host as a non-information resource,  what is the URI.
>> That is the crux of the problem.
> Recall that I argued for not using a URI here, and simply using  
> <Host>.
> Having lost that argument, I'm just explaining why I find this idea of
> making up URIs that aren't actually URIs but look like them to be  
> rather
> silly. A URN is a perfectly valid URI and can mean anything you damn  
> well
> please, and OASIS hands them to its TCs for free.
> -- Scott

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