[e-lang] SturdyRef expiration dates

Karp, Alan H alan.karp at hp.com
Fri Mar 21 11:57:56 EDT 2008


Kevin Reid wrote:
>
> At issue is not the actual *expiration*, deleting a swiss-number-to-
> object mapping; timed expiration will remain in place. We're
> discussing whether a SturdyRef object/URL, which is what the
> *clients* hold, should contain an alleged expiration date.
>
Oops.  Is there some value in knowing that a sturdy ref you hold is dead without having to try it?

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