XDegrees and document addressability

From: Eugene Eric Kim (eekim@eekim.com)
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 12:34:46 PST

Over the past few weeks, we've been talking about issues that are relevant
to granular addressability. One important issue that we haven't discussed
yet is document addressability. Today, I found this article in my inbox:


On paper, it sounds like XDegree's XRNS is what we need. It gives
addresses to all documents, and it uses logical rather than physical
addresses. There's a high-level description of XRNS at:


There are two major issues, though: 1. No technical documentation is
available yet, so we can't evaluate it; and 2. Will it be an open

These issues won't be resolved anytime soon, but as Nicholas said
recently, people are working on this stuff. The time is right.


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