In your conference notes you write:
> global index/resource discovery
> walking the web is bad
> servers reporting their contents is good
Has there been any more discussion on this? It seems there already is a real
requirement for this. There are already more HTML meta libraries than I know
what to do with, and most of these are maintained (or not) by hand. In the
future there may be nice solutions with X.500, whois++, URN's etc, but in the
It seems to me that if we can define a simple format and a standard relative
HTTP pathname of a document describing the contents of servers the maintenance
of meta libraries can be easily automated, in an archie-like way.
Is there any interest in this? Would people be prepared to keep such a
contents page up to date?
> use whois++
> real soon now (Simon Spero)
Can somebody enlighten me on how whois++ fits in?
X-400: C=GB; A=Mark400; P=Nexor; O=Nexor; S=koster; I=M
X-500: c=GB@o=NEXOR@cn=Martijn Koster