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From "Mark R. Diggory" <mdigg...@latte.harvard.edu>
Subject Re: Developer Repository
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2004 23:20:03 GMT


Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:

>>Seems that client side caching (esp. in mirrors) will make that
> 
> 
> Sure - but that is a choise; it is the authoritatie/origin and
> bootstrapping which count.
> 
> 
>>client to look elsewhere.
> 

Can argue with that.
> 
> Right - have a look at DDDS, rfc3401-5 - it goes a long way towards
> solving that 'look elswhere' yet maintian auuthoritative control. If RFC
> reading is not for you - let me know and I can package some java code
> which 'does' it.
> 

I just love to curl up by my favorite RFC crackling in the fireplace. 
Oh, I meant, I just love to curl up with my favorite RFC by a crackling 
fireplace.  ;-)

> 
>>I suspect the ideas coming out of the URISyntax will alleviate some of
>>this stuff. But possibly also having some sort of mirror/discovery
>>mechanism would also be beneficial?
> 
> 
> This is where things like DDDS could come in - and the ability to ask
> 'about' a URL rather than that URL. It is very easy and quick once you get
> the syntax in place.
> 
> Dw

No, seriously. I'll will look at it.

-- 
Mark Diggory
Software Developer
Harvard MIT Data Center
http://www.hmdc.harvard.edu

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