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RE: URI equivalence, URI's for "standard" identifiers

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2000 13:11:49 -0600
Message-ID: <3888AF75.6D3434E9@w3.org>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> I believe the answer is to use URN's. I don't believe, however, that
> specific URN namespaces for things like ISBN etc have yet been formally
> defined and/or registered.

There's no reason to indirect via a urn: prefix.
is perfectly valid URI syntax[1], provides all the necessary
and has been in use since Nov 1991. I hope the folks that acutally
own and operate the ISBN social process endorse this practice soon
and register isbn: with IANA.

I maintain an informal registry
of URI schemes:


     Message-Id: <m0khBzh-00081pC@crane.aa.ox.com>
     To: www-interest@nxoc01.cern.ch
     Subject: references in the web to paper documents.
     Date: Tue, 12 Nov 91 23:14:28 -0500
     From: Edward Vielmetti <emv@ox.com>

     I will be using the format

     <a href=isbn:0-13-484080-1> Carl Malamud's "Stacks" </a>


[1]  Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax
(RFC 2396) T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding, L. Masinter
August 1998

Dan Connolly
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