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re: no one uses urn: (incorrect) (was: Discussion of Blob URI Scheme for Binary Data Access | IETF)

From: =JeffH <Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 11:07:38 -0700
Message-ID: <4DD167EA.3060409@KingsMountain.com>
To: uri@w3.org
 > It's true, no one uses urn: URIs.

That assertion is incorrect. URNs are definitely used, especially in XML-based 
contexts such as SAML, XMPP, ECRIT, Geospatial, various W3C efforts, etc..

A quick search for ' "urn:"  "Uniform Resource Name" ' yields about 140K hits, 
plus..

   ' " urn:"   site:www.ietf.org/rfc/ '       -- About 219 results

   ' " urn:"   site:www.w3.org/TR/ '          -- About 865 results

   ' " urn:" "uniform resource name" '        -- on scholar.google.com
                                                 about 2,230.


   ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:ietf" *.txt | wc -l     -- 142 RFCs

   ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:service" *.txt | wc -l  -- 5 RFCs (eg ECRIT)

   ~/doc/IETF/rfc> grep -il "urn:ogc" *.txt | wc -l      -- 8 RFCs (eg Open
                                                         Geospatial Consortium)


just fyi/fwiw.

=JeffH
Received on Monday, 16 May 2011 18:08:04 GMT

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