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Re: info scheme has no authority component, why?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 02:44:59 -0800
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
To: "Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress" <rden@loc.gov>
Message-Id: <F9161100-7736-11D8-8DA3-000393753936@gbiv.com>

> Good. Then info *does* have an authority component. Its the info
> namespace (see info scheme bnf at
> http://info-uri.info/registry/docs/misc/faq.html#what_is_the_bnf )

No, it has has an arbitrarily different syntax that serves the same
purpose as the authority component in the generic syntax.  The urn
scheme has one as well -- that has proven to be a bad idea.
The point was that a generic concept like naming authorities should
be expressed using a generic syntax, since then you get implementations
for free, which is especially valuable given the cost of maintaining
a delegated naming system.

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