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Re: [FileAPI] URL, URI, URN | Re: [FileAPI] Latest Revision of Editor's Draft

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 18:53:47 +0100
Message-ID: <4B0434AB.3030403@gmx.de>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Robin Berjon wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2009, at 13:13 , Julian Reschke wrote:
> Robin Berjon wrote:
>>> ...
>>> Couldn't we just register a URN NID for this? It seems that one has to go through fewer hurdles, and no matter how transient I believe that it's a useful thing to identify.
>>> ...
>> Yes, that's possible and probably would cause less eyebrows being raised...
> 
> It also doesn't seem like a lot of work, registration doesn't require specifying the behaviour of the beast (which we'd leave where it is today). We could take the urn:transient-data NID, or urn:data-handle (whichever way the bike is shed today) and toss a UUID at the end of it; then declare victory.

If you go that way I'd recommend a UUID + a user-defined suffix; this 
allows implementations to generate less UUIDs; for instance a single one 
per session plus a sequence number.

BR, Julian
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