[standards-jig] JANA pt. 3

Adam Theo theo at theoretic.com
Tue Aug 6 01:05:36 UTC 2002


Mike Lin wrote:
> Just a thought: it is possible that somewhere down the road, JANA could
> have to serve as a certification authority for a PKI-based trust system.
> No such system is in place or in any reasonably advanced stage of being
> designed, but it is an interesting thing to think about.

Yes, it certainly is.

> I would also like to point out that part of the reason for using XML
> namespaces is to eliminate the need for a central naming authority.
> Since our model allows anyone to insert any XML with any namespace into
> packets, it's unclear to me exactly what authority JANA would exercise
> over the protocol beyond what the JSF can provide by approving a JEP.

I imagine the role of standardizing XML Namespaces will not be terribly 
important in the Big Scheme of things. JANA will mostly serve as a 
central database of used and claimed namespaces, allowing people to 
query that instead of sifting through large amounts of JEPs or 
third-party docs.

> If
> the browse/disco items are in question, maybe we should just make them
> namespace-qualified.

How do you mean? Are you referring to JID Types? If so, then you mean 
turn JID Types into some type of namespace?

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