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Re: [Moderator Action] another idea for the URN approach to local UIDs in bookmarks

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@annotea.org>
Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 20:21:16 -0500
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To: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>, public-annotea-dev@w3.org

At 09:07 AM 3/31/2004 -0500, Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:

... Jose's suggestion for bookmark base deleted ...

> >
> > Does this make sense to you compared to the previous URN approach?
> > It puts a bigger burden on the application, but makes things work
> > even if a file moves around... and it removes the burden from us
> > of guaranteeing we have a unique URN for each item.
>I think this is an interesting technique, and I'm glad to have worked
>through the details of it, but I think we still need the URN approach
>to deal with the scenario of documents that are shared before they get
>a universal name. For instances, a user could queue mail containing a
>local form (not yet named with a non-local name) while still on the
>plane [1].

I agree with Eric, it is an interesting approach but it does not solve the 
local file: URI problem.
If I first use local "file:" URIs and then publish a file globally with 
global "http:" URIs and an owl:sameAs reference to the previous 
local  "file:" URI it does not make the local file: URIs any different. 
They are still ambiguous in the global context.

For instance. the scenario where the user makes a bookmark locally into one 
bookmark file and uses a topic from another local bookmark file and 
publishes these files some time later to the Web would still have problems 
with the bookmark base solution. Furthermore, it would be impossible to 
know if we are talking about a same topic or a different one based on the 
local file: URIs if we would like to find it out.


>Perhaps this approach addresses the mailed-local scenario in a way I
>haven't spotted.
>[1] http://www.w3.org/2003/12/20-local-global.html#L153
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