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RE: DOI "fact sheet"

From: Norman Paskin <n.paskin@tertius.ltd.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 09:53:14 +0100
To: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>, "'David Booth'" <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: <n.paskin@doi.org>, "'www-tag'" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4CD6340394184CAE9A1D21672234E16B@ToshibaM40X149>
It seems I was premature in my last mail - I received the full e mail with
DB's suggestion (for some reason I didn't receieve the first one from DB as
far as I can see).

Our fact sheet tries to be brief, and to address a number of issues, both
the URI/URN historic confusion but also the relationship to other (non web)
identifiers (eg ISBN) which are important to our community, such as
identifiers of non-digital abstractions. We've tried to represent the
understanding to those who are not close to IETF/W3C activities but are
users of identifiers, e.g. publishers, librarians, consumers.  We've found
that those communities do indeed use the terms URL and URN (far more so than
URI) and we still encounter a number of questions about eg URN resolvers in
libraries.  That was the primary focus of our factsheet for our members.  We
are not attempting to represent the full detail of the techical
specifications, but would like to cite the consensus and certainly try to
avoid any misprepresentations.  We could certainly improve the factsheet to
reference the RFC 3986 position, and would welome your suggestions for doing
so.


Dr. Norman Paskin
Managing Agent
International DOI Foundation

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-----Original Message-----
From: noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com [mailto:noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com]
Sent: 15 July 2009 23:46
To: David Booth
Cc: n.paskin@doi.org; www-tag
Subject: Re: DOI "fact sheet"


David Booth writes:

> The current URI specification, RFC 3986
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt
> in section 1.1.3 clearly explains the relationship.
>
> It would be good to get the DOI "fact sheet" updated to properly reflect
> this.

Anyone on the TAG want to step up to take this on?  Thanks.

Noah

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David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Sent by: www-tag-request@w3.org
07/13/2009 05:59 PM

        To:     n.paskin@doi.org
        cc:     www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>, (bcc: Noah
Mendelsohn/Cambridge/IBM)
        Subject:        DOI "fact sheet"


Dr. Paskin,

As noted here
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2009Jul/0093.html
I find the "fact sheet" on the doi.org web site at
http://www.doi.org/factsheets/DOIIdentifierSpecs.html
currently somewhat misleading.  I realize that there was confusion about
URIs, URNs and URLs back around 2000 or 2002 when some of the earlier
discussions took place, but this confusion has since been worked out.
The current URI specification, RFC 3986
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt
in section 1.1.3 clearly explains the relationship.

It would be good to get the DOI "fact sheet" updated to properly reflect
this.

Thanks

--
David Booth, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic (contractor)

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily
reflect those of Cleveland Clinic.
Received on Thursday, 16 July 2009 09:45:45 GMT

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