Yadis Spec .9 Change Proposal: Section 7.3.1 clarify multiple XRD

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Thu Feb 9 19:40:26 UTC 2006

Drummond Reed wrote:
> I'm actually sitting right next to Johannes at a conference today and was
> able to clarify this with him as well.
> Larry is correct, when an XRDS document contains a sequence of multiple XRD
> elements, it is always the final XRD element that describes the target
> resource (or, in YADIS terms, the target identity).
> The reason for a sequence, BTW, is that each XRD can represent a different
> subsegment of an XRI resolution path. For example, to resolve xri://@a*b*c,
> the resulting XRDS document from an XRI resolver would contain 3 XRDS, one
> from the @ authority for *a, one from the @a authority for @a*b, and one for
> the @a*b authority for @a*b*c.
> =Drummond (http://xri.net/=drummond.reed) 

[Off-topic, off-list]

This XRI/XRD business is mostly going over my head at the moment.

Is there somewhere that I can read more about these "XRI resolvers"? I
vauguely understand XRI in theory, but don't know anything about how the
resolving process works.


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