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RE: URI: Name or Network Location?

From: Hammond, Tony (ELSLON) <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 11:48:30 -0000
Message-ID: <54A600C436EA694581B93E4BD4D4788A06B73F66@elslonexc004.eslo.co.uk>
To: 'Phil Dawes' <pdawes@users.sourceforge.net>
Cc: 'Nikita Ogievetsky' <nogievet@cogx.com>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Nope - not at all. Merely requested some information about an INFO
namespace, not the resource identified by the URI. Namespace information BTW
is recorded in the INFO Registry, along with appropriate references to the
namespace authority and specifications, etc. Like I said before INFO URIs
are not dereferenceable as defined by the specification for the INFO
protocol element.

Actually, the URI <info:pii/s0888-7543(02)96852-7> identifies uniquely the
information asset whose PII is "S0888-7543(02)96852-7". This PII (or
Publisher Item Identifier) from the well-known public namespace for PIIs
identifies the journal article described by the following citation:

     Wijesuriya SD, Bristow J, Miller WL. Localization and analysis
     of the principal promoter for human tenascin-X. Genomics. 2002
     Oct;80(4):443-52.
 
Also the URI <info:doi/10.1006/geno.2002.6852> identifies uniquely the
information asset whose DOI is "10.1006/geno.2002.6852". This DOI (or
Digital Object Identifier) identifies the same journal article.

With these identifiers, we can then make the following set of assertions
about the information asset whose PII is "S0888-7543(02)96852-7":

  <rdf:Description about="info:pii/S0888-7543(02)96852-7">
    <dc:title>Localization and analysis of the principal promoter
      for human tenascin-X.</dc:title>
    <dc:creator>Wijesuriy SD</dc:creator>
    <dc:creator>Bristow J</dc:creator>
    <dc:creator>Miller WL</dc:creator>
    <dc:identifier>info:doi/10.1006/geno.2002.6852</dc:identifier>
    <dc:source>Genomics. 2002 Oct;80(4):443-52</dc:source> 
    <dc:date>2002-10-01</dc:date> 
    <prism:publicationName>Genomics</prism:publicationName> 
    <prism:publicationDate>2002-10-01</prism:publicationDate> 
    <prism:volume>80</prism:volume> 
    <prism:number>4</prism:number> 
    <prism:startingPage>443</prism:startingPage> 
  </rdf:Description>

Tony


> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Phil Dawes
> Sent: 28 January 2004 02:32
> To: Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)
> Cc: 'Nikita Ogievetsky'; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: RE: URI: Name or Network Location?
> 
> 
> 
> Hi Tony,
> 
> Unless I'm mistaken, hasn't Nikita has just dereferenced the
> info:pii/s0888-7543(02)96852-7 URI using the 'Email Tony Hammond'
> protocol and got some information on it? ;-)
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Phil
> 
> 
> 
> Hammond, Tony (ELSLON) writes:
>  > 
>  > Hi Nikita:
>  > 
>  > pii = Publisher Item Identifier
>  > 
>  > One link for this is giving a brief one-page overview is at
>  > <http://www.aip.org/epub/piipr.html>. (I'm not quite sure where the
>  > defintive spec is housed these days.)
>  > 
>  > 	"A Publisher Item Identifier (PII) to provide unique and concise
>  > identification of individual published documents has been 
> adopted by the
>  > American Chemical Society, American Institute of Physics, 
> American Physical
>  > Society, Elsevier Science, and IEEE. The PII will begin to 
> appear in the
>  > journals of these publishers from January 1996. Use of the 
> PII is intended
>  > to provide a simple means of document identification which 
> is needed in a
>  > digital environment."
>  > 
>  > The PII is now largely superseded by the DOI (or Digital 
> Object Identifier),
>  > see <http://www.doi.org>, although it is still being used by some
>  > publishers.
>  > 
>  > Why not a URN? See the FAQ:
>  > 
>  > 	http://www2.elsevier.co.uk/~tony/info/info.html#use_urn
>  > 
>  > Hope that helps some,
>  > 
>  > Tony
>  > 
>  > > -----Original Message-----
>  > > From: www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org
>  > > [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of 
> Nikita Ogievetsky
>  > > Sent: 23 January 2004 12:38
>  > > To: 'Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)'
>  > > Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
>  > > Subject: RE: URI: Name or Network Location?
>  > > 
>  > > 
>  > > 
>  > > Tony,
>  > > 
>  > > A quick question.
>  > > Lets take an example from FAQ [1]:
>  > > 
>  > > info:pii/s0888-7543(02)96852-7
>  > > 
>  > > What is "pii" namespace?
>  > > Where is it defined? - I missed this when briefly browsing docs. 
>  > > Does it stand for "primary internet interests" or "private 
>  > > intimate ideas"?
>  > > :-)
>  > > 
>  > > BTW: why not URN scheme?
>  > > 
>  > > [1] http://www2.elsevier.co.uk/~tony/info/info.html
>  > > 
>  > > --Nikita
>  > > 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2004 06:49:11 GMT

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