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- To: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: "xurl?
- From: carl@xxxxxxxxxxxx (Carl Steadman)
- Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 09:51:41 -0800
- Reply-to: xanadu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>URLs are a wonderful invention because they allow specification
>of transport and a virtual or physical path to the document -- all
>in one fell swoop. Surely there is an appropriate add-on to the URL
>that doesn't require replacement of an entire message transport substrate.
>Thus, I would argue that because 'xu' isn't a signifier of transport,
>like http and ftp, but rather of transcopyright -- the URL should
>in fact be something like:
I don't really see how this follows, given
>or better yet tie it to the Content-type: application/xu, which
>allows the best of all worlds:
> Transport independence: mail, news, http
> Security system independence: S/MIME, MOSS, STT, SSL, ...
> Payment system independence: SEPP, STT, Digicash, SPaM, ...
But the Content-type describes the content-type. Surely, that still needs
to be done, regardless of whether this is transcopyrighted content or not.
Is it text/html? Is it image/gif? I don't see how application/xu would be
What was Tim Berners-Lee actually proposing?
Have Roger Gregory and Sam Epstein identified the information needed for
each transaction? And how authentication will take place?