Eliminate Piggy-bank web server + bank protocol scheme

From: David Huynh <dfhuynh_at_csail.mit.edu>
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 21:43:13 -0500

I know how to eliminate the web server of piggy-bank :-) Just write a
protocol handler, like this one:
This should make the piggy-bank xpi smaller and firefox load faster.

The question is, is this just a hack or a hack that leaves room for the
bank architecture to grow in its own way, unconstrained by http?

What's the name of the protocol scheme? "bank:"? "semantic:"? "semweb:"?
(I think Mozilla already has an rdf: scheme) Like in these:
What should go after ...?

What about peer-to-peer bank data sharing? Can I point to your piggy-bank?
    directly: bank://your-machine-ip/...
    indirectly: bank://simile.mit.edu!your-user-id/...

What semantics do we need to integrate into these URIs? Federation
sources, UI format (XUL vs. HTML), etc.?

Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 02:43:17 EST

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