> > How do you propose to implement such artifacts? What impact will
> > that have on web site deployment and mirroring requirements?
> Given the URI:
> This could redirect to:
> The .descriptor file could have a specific mime type to let tools
> know that they need to do additional processing, or they could rely
> on the extension as an indicator.
Whoa, so there is no reality for the artifact? We just redirect to a
descriptor containing meta-data? I think we can clean that up, and we'll
both be happy.
> [...] obtaining permission from the 3rd party first.
And if they say no, we'll need to do it without such an artifact anyway, so
we might as well drop the fiction.