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   Re: [xml-dev] Google as Big Brother

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Chiusano Joseph wrote:
> The UDDI v3 spec [1] introduces the concept of multi-registry
> topologies, in which involve the notions of "root" and "affiliate"
> registries.  The UDDI Business Registry (UBR) can serve as a root
> registry, thereby allowing an affiliate registry to establish
> inter-registry communication policies and procedures with both the UBR
> and any other registry which is an affiliate of the UBR.

Why root and affiliate rather than Web of peers?

 > In UDDI V3, keys are of datatype anyURI. V3 also
 > supports publisher-assigned keys, in which a publisher is permitted to
 > propose a new key for an entity, and - given the policies of the
 > registry - that key and the entity associated with that key may be
 > inserted into the registry.

What does the URI denote? Can I reliably dereference to get a tModel? Or 
an affiliate UDDI endpoint? Or ...? IMHO, to be useful, the URI needs to 
denote something specific and reliable!

  Paul Prescod


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