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Re: intelligent searches

At 01:17 PM 4/23/96 -0400, Jeff Allen wrote:

>It's not SPKI's job to make the distributed searching system; other
>people are concentrating on that so that we don't have to. The only
>thing SPKI has to do is insure that the certificates MAY have
>searchable components.

What does it take to ensure SPKI certs are searchable?

1) expressed in readable text rather than binary encoding
2) available by URL

but there needs to be some convention on content -- some format for what I
call Meaning fields -- to let the searching user specify searches.

I'm inclined to leave that problem for another day -- after we have acquired
experience with SPKI certs in actual practice.  Do you have specific ideas here?

 - Carl

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