Re: Why the Web needs to change

"Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 1994 18:24:41 --100
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From: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU>
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Piglet writes:

> Being fairly new to this discussion group, I really don't know
> how new the ideas I am presenting here are.  Comments welcome!

[nice story deleted]

So, to make a long story short, you want hierarchical, caching proxy
servers that use location-independent URNs.  Join the crowd ;-)
Actually, I think you will find that URNs are only useful when the
document is a fixed standard, such as an Internet RFC, or externally-
published book, but that is an even longer story.

I suggest looking at the hypertext archive of this mailing list
at <>
and reading all the threads on caching, forwarding cache requests,
and URNs.  This is going to take a while, but it's the only way to
find out what's already been discussed.


...Roy Fielding   ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine  USA
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