multiple URI elements per Service in XRDs

Peter Davis peter.davis at
Fri Jan 20 16:15:50 UTC 2006

On 1/19/2006 4:23 PM, "Kevin Turner" <kevin at> wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 21:05 +0000, Martin Atkins wrote:
>> Hmm. So a higher priority is represented by a lower number? Isn't that a
>> bit crazy?
> Yeah.  Supposedly it's following precedent set by DNS or some such
> thing, but it does make it very difficult to use the words "higher" and
> "lower" without confusing someone.

Yes, DNS was the inspiration.

Think of it this way,  sort the resulting array numerically, and url[0] is
the first one you should try. Unless, of course url[0] has two urls in it
;-)  ... In which case, just pick one at random from that set.

=peterd  (

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