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Re: draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-03

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 07:23:38 -0700
Message-ID: <3EE73B6A.6050005@textuality.com>
To: "Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)" <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>
Cc: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@apache.org>, Dan Kohn <dan@dankohn.com>, uri@w3.org

Hammond, Tony (ELSLON) wrote:

> 2. Sect 1.1.3. Glad to see that the URL/URN deprecations have been dropped -
> not that I'm against (far from it) just that I do think equal weight should
> be given to both terms URL and URN. Thus I wonder if it's striclty correct
> to imply that the term URN refers to 'urn' URIs only, and whether some
> alternate wording could be used to say that URN refers to 'the subset of
> URIs that provide a persistent means of naming a resource' 

Please don't.  There is no consensus in the community as to how 
persistence is to be achieved (for example some people believe that this 
is achieved by using the 'urn:' scheme, others think that persistence is 
a matter of management and practice).  I think the usage that URN means 
"urn:" is in fact common in the community, why fight it.  Agreed that 
(as Tony points out) this is perhaps a bit unfair, but it's not actually 

Cheers, Tim Bray
         (ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)
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