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Re: URI resolution (was Re: Summary of 8 April 2002 TAG teleconference)

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 22:48:10 -0400
Message-ID: <037e01c1e1cc$7c9879f0$ac01a8c0@CREST>
To: "Duane Nickull" <duane@xmlglobal.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>

----- Original Message -----
From: "Duane Nickull" <duane@xmlglobal.com>
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: <www-tag@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: URI resolution (was Re: Summary of 8 April 2002 TAG
teleconference)


> Simon:
>
> RFC 2169 has been examined by the ebXML community in great depth for URN
> resolution.  We have several technical requirements for a mechanism that
> can perform the following:
>
> 1. uniquely identify an xml element, fragment or document.
> 2. carry the URI of a location to find out more about the object ( in
> ebXML this means locating an ebXMl Registry).
> 3. identify the protocol/interface used to talk to the location.


The http:  URI scheme is designed to do this.  Just use it, instead of using
URNs.

> Several of us in ebXML are following this conversation closely hoping
> that the work done here will solve the problems we are facing.  A DNS
> resolution service for URN's as described in several RFC's predominantly
> by Michael Mealling initially seemed to be ideal but we also came to the
> conclusion that DNS had its' flaws too.
>
> Nevertheless, it is a leading candidate for solving our problem.
>
> I would like to ask you to consider those three requirements as input
> from the ebXML Architectural community when and if they are relevant.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Duane Nickull
> --
> CTO, XML Global Technologies
> ****************************
> Transformation - http://www.xmlglobal.com/prod/foundation/
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>
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