A common VFS and a Common conf-system [Part II]

CHonton at xteric.com CHonton at xteric.com
Tue Mar 8 19:03:43 EET 2005

gtg990h at mail.gatech.edu wrote on Mon, 2005-03-07 at 21:32 -0500, :

> The biggest thing about D-VFS, which I think has not been considered
> sufficiently, is that it introduces a new, overlapping namespace for 
files. That
> makes D-VFS more than just a "desktop thing"; namespace design 
influences the
> whole system.

gtg990h at mail.gatech.edu wrote on Tue, 2005-03-08 at 11:37:07 -0500, :

> If you consider name unification to be a good thing, then D-VFS is 
broken from
> the beginning. By design, it creates a second parallel namespace. From 
> interface point of view, two vs four namespaces is no big deal. One 
> vs two is an enormous deal.

I'm missing some point here.  How does D-VFS introduce a new namespace? 
What namespace is being fragmented?

I was under the impression that D-VFS uses URLs to identify documents. Are 
not URLs the grand federation of internet namespaces?

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