XCatalog proposal draft 0.1
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Jul 13 18:38:30 BST 1998
james anderson wrote:
> ? are there mime type to identify these things, or would one trust the
> extension in the resource name? or 'autodetect'?
Good question. application/xml and application/x-socat probably
> yes: what benefit would there be from duplicating delegates / extensions?
> ? what it the rational / history behind pruning the search at the first
> partial match?
When you find a Delegate entry, that's assumed to be authoritative
information about part of the FPI tree. Thus, the "master catalog"
would be a whole lot of Delegate entries, stating where the
catalogs are for -//ThisCo//, -/ThatCo//, and -//TotherCo.
It's like DNS glue records.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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