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	Title		: Web Address Translation (WAT)
	Author(s)	: S. Mantripragada
	Filename	: draft-srinivas-wat-00.txt
	Pages		: 10
	Date		: 2003-12-2
	
This draft specifies Web Address Translation (WAT) mechanism. The
scheme allows user to hide or rewrite the backend (and internal)
domain addresses. The scheme is based on a suite of URL translation
schemes without requiring any of the backend application servers to be 
reconfigured This allows to host multiple applications on different 
virtual servers via a single domain. The analogy is similar to NAT 
except that the proposed implementation scheme operates at the web 
application layer and brings the value of web address translation 
mechanism up into the network than doing the functions only in the 
web servers at the end point.

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