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RE: "tdb" and "duri" URI schemes...

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 18:01:04 -0800
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
CC: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C68CB012D9182D408CED7B884F441D4D04FAFCF337@nambxv01a.corp.adobe.com>
Apologies for the delay, I'm finally getting around to updating this.
I reviewed the "persistent domains" writeup, and added a subsection:
====
A design issue writeup [pDomains] also explored
the problem space with a focus on the 
lack of persistence of DNS domain name assignments as one of the
primary contributions to instability of "http:" URIs. While
the solution explored there (persistent year-dated domain names)
might resolve some of the issues, it leaves open the possibility
that "http:" itself might not be the primary access method for
networked resources in one-hundred years, or the difficulty of
assuring any of the organizational guarantees that might be
expected of such an assignment -- that the webmasters of all 
organizations with persistent domains will always maintain
URIs which were promised to be stable.
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Larry

-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Rees [mailto:jar@creativecommons.org] 
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 6:19 AM
To: Larry Masinter
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Subject: Re: "tdb" and "duri" URI schemes...

On Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:
> I'm working on a new version, went ahead and attached it
> (can't post to IETF internet-drafts until Monday, I don't think.)

The most recent I-D is still 07 (Oct 22), not the one you provided on
Nov 4.  Maybe you were waiting to get more comments before posting an
I-D version 08.  I apologize for not having reviewed the Nov 4 version
yet. Will try to get to this soon, but you shouldn't wait for me
indefinitely.

I think you ought to reference
duri:2000:http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/PersistentDomains, which
describes an idea very similar to duri: .  I know Tim updates his
design issues pages from time to time, so the http: URI is not a
stable reference - perhaps there's an actionable stable http: URI in
w3.org URI space, or in the Internet Archive? Or, since Tim has an MIT
affiliation, maybe it can be deposited in MIT's Dspace repository so
the current version gets an http://hdl.handle.net/ URI.

(Gently ironic tone.)

Jonathan
Received on Monday, 27 December 2010 02:01:50 GMT

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