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Re: Summary of 8 April 2002 TAG teleconference

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 22:45:51 -0400
Message-ID: <036f01c1e1cc$292f0590$ac01a8c0@CREST>
To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: Summary of 8 April 2002 TAG teleconference


> On Tue, 2002-04-09 at 11:20, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
>   SW: There is a tone in the IETF about trying to
>   have a mechanism to resolve URNs.
>   TBL: Yes, those people who favor URNs in the
>   IETF claim that they are building a mechanism to
>   resolve URNs. We have a working resolution
>   mechanism; building a second one is in general a
>   bad idea.
> 
> Clarification request.  I assume that the URN resolution mechanism the
> IETF is building is DDDS.  What is the W3C's "working resolution
> mechanism"?


HTTP.

The HTTP spec defines a URI scheme, and defines a resoluution system
based on a delegate hierarchy of authority (DNS) and an authority-specfic
identifier.   It works. Reinventing it is counter-productive.

> -- 
> Simon St.Laurent
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> Errors, errors, all fall down!
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> 
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