Re: SOAPs as URCs [was: HTTP Futures]

Martin Roscheisen (rmr@cs.Stanford.EDU)
Fri, 02 Dec 1994 12:21:17 -0800

The talk about SOAPs does not add any conceptual or technical value to
what any generic annotations framework should provide anyway.

For example, in the framework of a
soap would simply be an annotation set with READ permission open to
'anyone', and WRITE only to the issuing organization. Browsers can
then filter on the annotation content (which is typed in case of

>link to a full review (by giving its URN). Finally there is a digital
>signature over that info so that the SOAP is difficult to forge.

Unnecessary machinery in the general case where soaps/annotations are
not under control of the document server. (Then forging a soap
amounts to forging a host name---which is sufficiently unlikely for
most practical cases.)

>Ron Daniel


- Martin