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Re: Proposal: new top level domain '.urn' alleviates all need for urn: URIs

From: Bill de hÓra <dehora@eircom.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 10:17:35 +0100
Message-ID: <3F093AAF.5000606@eircom.net>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
CC: uri@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> 
> Hi folks,
> 
> The following is a proposal for an alternative solution
> meeting the goals of urn: URIs but with http: URIs so
> that the full richness of the web architecture can be
> exploited.
> 
> (sincerest apologies to all the folks who have worked long
>  and hard on DDDS... perhaps now to no avail)


I don't think the DDDS folks will be too worried about this.

But if you insist on going forward, then:

  http://urn.X.Y/

is a sufficient hack. It also doesn't require inventing new points 
of failure in the web architecture*, doing DDDS badly, or the costs 
of dealing with ICANN and whoever provides this service.

Bill de hÓra

* As for the full richness of the web archiecture, think about how 
the provider would scale this service. - I suspect purl works 
because not many people use it.
Received on Monday, 7 July 2003 05:21:47 GMT

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