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Re: Unseasonal, maybe: But what is the URI for "null"?

From: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2002 13:49:51 -0500
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Cc: uri@w3.org, tony_hammond@harcourt.com
Message-ID: <20020102134951.B15900@bailey.dscga.com>
On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 01:35:20PM -0500, Al Gilman wrote:
> At 08:47 AM 2001-12-23 , tony_hammond@harcourt.com wrote:
> There are many fictive URIs one can coin using the reserved domain names of
> RFC-2606, such as
> 
> <cid:garbageStringOfYourChoice@mail.example.net> and
> <urn:example.org:topic:aspect:nit>.

Just so we squish these when they come up, that URN is invalid. 
URN's are specifically disallowed form having '.' in their namespace ID.
The only allowed characters are A-Z, a-z and '-'. You are strongly
discouraged from using NIDs that even appear to look like domain-names.
IMHO, urn:example:topic:bla would be better....

-MM



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