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On Tue, 14 Mar 2006, Chris Hanson wrote: >bear wrote: >> >> So to me a scheme URI would be something like >> >> "scheme://R5RS/TinyCLOS/rationals/foo.scm" >> >> and this woud be a key into a small database that mapped >> it to a URL giving a web address where it could be downloaded. >But why not just use an http: URI to do that? You don't need the small >database at all. Something like > > http://schemers.org/R5RS/TinyCLOS/rationals/foo.scm I think that would imply excessive reliance on a single site and server. And this is sometimes a problem. Aside from the situation becoming such that the entire community would be hosed if a single server should go down, it would impose a significant burden (and bandwidth costs) on the maintainers of that site. > The database could be stored on the server instead of having a local > copy everywhere. Are you prepared to run the server and do the indexing and the archiving and mirroring and suck up the bandwidth costs? Bear