[Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

Jordan Mack jordanmack at parhelic.com
Mon Dec 19 19:22:59 UTC 2011

If alias resolution was guaranteed to always be just the address, then 
yes, I would opt for no serialization at all. A simple plain text 
response of an address is about as simple as it can get.

There are already a lot of good ideas floating around about how the 
alias protocol could be extended. Is it really going to stay that simple 
for long? I would personally much just have a serialized response 
upfront, rather than having to worry about backward compatibility in the 

On 12/19/2011 10:17 AM, slush wrote:
> In my opinion, there's not necessary any payload format (json, xml,
> multipart). In keeping stuff KISS, everything we need is just an address
> in response + potentially some stuff like HTTP redirects (for providing
> additional compatibility for proposal of bitcoin URIs with "amount",
> "label" and other parts). I don't see reason why we need some extra
> payload yet.

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