> > I have to say I am suspicious of schemes like PURL, which for all
> > their good points introduce a single point of failure into, well,
> > everything that uses them. That can't be good. Especially as
> > it's run by the same compary that also runs the often-unavailable
> > OpenURL registry.
> What you are saying is that you are suspicious of the HTTP protocol.
That is NOT what I am saying.
I am saying I am suspicious of a single point of failure. Especially
since the entire architecture of the Internet was (rightly IMHO)
designed with the goal of avoid SPOFs.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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