Re: Red Herring: The end of the URL as we know it

Sally Khudairi (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 00:32:08 -0400

This is good to hear. If the issue is fixing, tweaking,
honing, polishing, whatever-ing, it can be done.

The issue is once again -- no surprise here -- perception.
There are a lot of efforts out there which either a) don't
have the appropriate backing, or b) the appropriate
players...NIGP sounds monstrous, I agree, and was completely
turned off by it even though I recognize its benefit.

Now I sound like a "sexy specification" snob ;-P

- S

>Sally sez:
>> [is there really] a baseline need and nobody has the
>> knowledge/expertise to solve the problem in an elegant
>I don't know if I'd want to generalize, but NIGP at least
fills a real
>need in business- to- public-sector e-commerce. That
wasn't its origin,
>of course, and the solution was about as far from elegant
as you can
>get, but there's really a need there.