Re: Request for advice

Christopher Gutteridge <cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> Fri, 19 February 2016 08:58 UTC

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Subject: Re: Request for advice
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Paul Millar <paul.millar@desy.de>
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It could be used to discover other protocols by indirection. Either the 
way we're doing it, by returning a data document containing more 
information, or if its' a single URI, an HTTP redirect.

Mark, is their any precedent for that. eg. you could have
http://example.com/.well-known/webmaster redirect to 
mailto:webservices@example.com

Just an idea...

On 19/02/2016 01:20, Mark Nottingham wrote:
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> Hmm. .well-known is specifically limited to HTTP and HTTPS - what other protocols did you want to use?
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