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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-hendrikx-wallis-urn-nzl-00.txt

From: Didier PH Martin <martind@netfolder.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:21:24 -0500
To: algermissen@acm.org
Cc: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@gbiv.com>, 'Michael Mealling' <michael@neonym.net>, 'W3C TAG' <www-tag@w3.org>, colin.wallis@ssc.govt.nz, ferry.hendrikx@ssc.govt.nz
Message-id: <000001c51298$15642220$c901a8c0@DIDIERHOME>

Hello Jan,

> The heart of the matter is, IMHO, that location independent naming
> schemas are an illusion with regard
> to information systems. The issue is not simply *naming* information but
> also *interacting* with it. In order
> to interact with the information, you need to bind the name to a
> location and simply declaring the naming
> schema to be location independent does not save you from this.
> 
> Roy's point is (IMO) that you can use URLs (and the benefit of an
> existing, deployed, running system that
> comes with them for free) right away since you'll face the 'location
> problem' in the end anyhow.

I'll answer to both arguments in Roy's answer.

Cheers
Didier PH Martin
Received on Monday, 14 February 2005 14:41:08 UTC

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