Cross posted from the blog of the same name:
PI SDK, as everyone knows, will use the default server if you request a tag without specifying a server, e.g., sinusoid rather than \\server1\sinusoid. Off the top of one's head, then, you would want PI WS to support the same behavior for pi: and pe: paths.
Or would you? PI WS is remote to the caller (well, usually). For implementation reasons I won't go into here, there could be yet another hop involved. Consequently, the user making the call might not know the default, or the default might have been changed without his knowledge.
What's your opinion? Allow paths like pi:sinusoid to use the configured default server of the remote machine, or insist that any pi or pe path name the server?