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44-52 That';s the Number

From: Tony Hammond <t.hammond@nature.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:26:25 +0100
To: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C06150F1.C047%t.hammond@nature.com>
Hi All:

Am forwarding this message yesterday which may be of interest to some on
this list. The "info" URI scheme is now finally really real (RFC 4452):

    http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4452.txt

Background: The "info" URI scheme is a means of grandfathering legacy
namespaces onto the Web in their own right (e.g. PubMed identifiers, ADS
bibcodes, etc., etc.). Many Web applications expect identifiers to be
packaged as URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) and "info" fulfils that
need. Co-authored by Herbert Van de Sompel (LANL - OAI, OpenURL), Tony
Hammond (NPG), Stu Weibel (OCLC - Dublin Core), and Eamonn Neylon (CSW),
this is nothing short of a triumph over adversity and persperity (or much
perspiration). And before you ask, no - it doesn't go "click" in the night.
It just represents a (legacy) identifier within a Web context, e.g. an RDF
document, an XLink construct, an OpenURL link, etc.

Cheers,

Tony

ps/
Apologies to Toots and the Maytals for the title riff.


------ Forwarded Message
> From: Herbert Van de Sompel <herbertv@lanl.gov>
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:24:52 -0600
> To: Tony Hammond <t.hammond@nature.com>, Lorcan Dempsey <dempseyl@oclc.org>,
> Eamonn Neylon <eamonn.neylon@csw.co.uk>
> Cc: Stu Weibel <stuart.weibel@gmail.com>, Pat Stevens <pstevens@niso.org>
> Subject: [Fwd: ID Tracker State Update Notice: draft-vandesompel-info-uri]
> 
> hi all,
> 
> see below: info URI is now officially RFC 4452,
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4452.txt?number=4452
> 
> greetings
> 
> herbert
> 
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: ID Tracker State Update Notice: draft-vandesompel-info-uri
> Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2006 11:06:14 -0400
> From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
> Reply-To: ietf-secretariat-reply@ietf.org
> To: pharris@niso.org, herbertv@lanl.gov
> 
> 'State Changes to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue by Amy Vezza'
> ID Tracker URL: 
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/public/pidtracker.cgi?command=view_id&dTag=10863&
> rfc_flag=0
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Herbert Van de Sompel
> Digital Library Research & Prototyping
> Los Alamos National Laboratory, Research Library
> http://public.lanl.gov/herbertv/
> tel. +1 505 667 1267

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