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

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2002 17:15:05 -0500
Message-Id: <200201022159.QAA3297217@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Michael Mealling <michael@neonym.net>
Cc: uri@w3.org, tony_hammond@harcourt.com
At 01:49 PM 2002-01-02 , Michael Mealling wrote:
>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....

Sorry, point taken.  Make that <urn:example.invalid:foo:bar:baz>.  But we
want to limit ourselves to broken examples.  So building on RFC-2606 is not
cool by best URN practice.

Is there any "writing of normative record" reserving this use you suggested of
'example' as an NID?  Or any other effective alternative?


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