IRAL (was Public Identifiers)

Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre dalapeyre at
Fri Sep 18 20:59:35 BST 1998

Tim Bray wrote:

>Takers for developing IRAL (Internet Resource Addressing Language),
>an application of XML?  Then you could have, instead of a URI plus
>an XPointer, an IRAL plus an XPointer, and you'd really have something
>you could do some work with.

Yes please.  I want that too, please.  But that is tomorrow.  If I need to
get product out the door today, I want access to all the tricks that work,
right out of the box, even the gross ones.  It's not a question of
functionality, truth, beauty, or elegance; it's a question of what can
off-the-shelf products support.

End rant.  Sorry.


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