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Re: National Identification Number URIs ( NIN URIs )

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Mar 2010 13:33:19 -0500
Message-ID: <4B9542EF.3050002@openlinksw.com>
To: Andy Powell <andy.powell@eduserv.org.uk>
CC: 'Norman Gray' <norman@astro.gla.ac.uk>, 'Linked Data community' <public-lod@w3.org>
Andy Powell wrote:
>> David Booth's excellent [1] "Converting New URI Schemes or URN Sub-
>> Schemes to HTTP" is a discussion of the mapping between URNs or other
>> non-HTTP identifiers, and (cool) HTTP ones.  I summarise it as "it's OK
>> to have both"
>>     
>
> Hmmm... the paper ends with:
>
> "HTTP URIs with specialized prefixes provide greater capability than URIs based on new URI schemes or URN sub-schemes in virtually all cases.  Furthermore, such HTTP URIs seem better equipped to survive the test of time than URIs based on new URI schemes or URN sub-schemes."
>
> which hardly seems like a ringing endorsement of "it's OK to have both"?
>
> Andy
>
> [1] http://www.dbooth.org/2006/urn2http/
>   
You can have varying capabilities across fellow occupants of a mutually 
inclusive realm, one would hope :-)

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