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Re: comments on draft-eastlake-cturi-01.txt

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 21:11:59 -0600
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, <uri@w3.org>, <Donald.Eastlake@motorola.com>
CC: Donald Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>, Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>, Michael Mealling <michaelm@netsol.com>, Ted Hardie <hardie@equinix.com>
Message-ID: <B68D0C9E.20882%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Larry Masinter <masinter@Adobe.COM> wrote:

>> What's wrong with the current system of URI mapping:
>>    http://www.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/

> IANA makes no guarantees that its web site will not change substantially
> in organization.
> Our examination of the current IANA web site is that the organizations
> of URIs is informal and not intended for automatic processing.
> There is no guarantee that "www.isi.edu" will continue to be the authority
> for IANA.

So why not build a new web site that does not have these problems? Or why
not have the RFC declare a specific HTTP-URI which is unchanging? At least
then you'd have the possibility of browsing the URI-space and getting more
information on the values with current browsers.

> I'm not sure what requirement Don Eastlake was looking at; the problem that
> got the rest of us going was the proposal that CCPP
> (http://www.w3.org/Mobile/CCPP/) use URIs to identify media features and
> similar elements.

I'm writing a system that also uses URIs to identify media formats and etc.
and we're planning to use the isi.edu addresses -- is there a serious
problem that should cause us to rethink this?

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