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Re: Does follow-your-nose apply in the enterprise? was: RDF for molecules, using InChI

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 17:27:51 +0200
Message-ID: <46B9E0F7.3070404@isb-sib.ch>
To: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Michel_Dumontier wrote:
> Sure, HTTP URIs can be used
> as identifiers, but why would I mint arbitrary HTTP URIs when I can use
> a scheme that has no resolution protocol implicitly or explicitly
> associated with it? 

Indeed, especially since at the moment HTTP URIs will cost you at least 5 
cents a piece, whereas non-HTTP URIs may go for as little as 2 cents each!

In any case, the most practical non-HTTP URIs that are in use at the moment 
seem to be LSIDs and DOIs; both have an associated resolution protocol...
Received on Wednesday, 8 August 2007 15:28:16 UTC

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