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> The search engine is the trusted third party. But in the decentralized
> design, you do not depend upon it any more than you have to.
And how much do *you* think you have to depend on it?
If you are trusting the directory to give you all the data about a
particular resource -- or, rather, all the resources to go to -- then
you're trusting that directory quite a bit. Yes, of course you have to
trust the ultimate provider, but a distributed unauthenticated directory
with tons of trust points is not a good thing.
> UDDI doesn't really have this idea
UDDI is just bad, and apparently getting the fate (slow withering death)