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Re: Announcement: The "info" URI Scheme

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 10:07:13 +0300
To: <thabing@uiuc.edu>, Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)" <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BBA1A951.1B08%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>


It seems to me that if the effort is taken to define the http: URI
equivalences, that it's then *less* work to just *use* the http: URIs
and simply not have to muck about with mappings.

So while the mapping approach is an interesting idea, it seems
to highlight IMO the needlessness of yet another specialized URI
scheme.

Patrick



On 2003-10-01 17:53, "ext Thomas G. Habing" <thabing@uiuc.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I'm usually just an interested observer in this list.  However, in reading
> about the 'info' scheme and the car/document problem, an idea has struck
> which I will float past the group.  Perhaps its already been thought of in
> other contexts and shot down or not, but I'm too lazy to do the research, so
> here it is :-)
> 
> The specification of the 'info' scheme could define a standard mapping
> between the 'info' and 'http' schemes.  Whenever the 'info' URI is used it
> is understood to represent the concept.  However, after applying the
> standard mapping the resulting 'http' URI is understood to represent the
> document describing the concept (which may or may not actually be
> resolvable). For example:
> 
>  info:namespace/identifier
> 
> maps to:
> 
>  http://namespace.info.niso.org/identifier
> 
> The "info.niso.org" domain is chosen as an example, but there would need to
> be some domain which is controlled by the same organization who is
> responsible for maintaining the 'info' namespaces.  This group is also
> responsible for managing any subdomains and resolvable documents in those
> subdomains which correspond to the various info namespaces.
> 
> Presumable the mapping could go both ways if one recognizes that
> info.niso.org (or whatever) is the domain which manages the info namespace.
> 
> I'm sure there are lots of ugly details that would need to be worked out,
> but it seems like something like this could work, and potentially solve the
> car/document problem in a fairly simple manner.
> 
> Kind regards,
> Tom
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