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URI for identifying a host / URN working group / W3C TAG discussion of URIs and naming

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 10:00:18 -0700
To: "'Ted Hardie'" <ted.ietf@gmail.com>, "'Keith Moore'" <moore@cs.utk.edu>, <www-tag@w3.org>
CC: <uri-review@ietf.org>, <urn-nid@apps.ietf.org>, "'David Booth'" <david@dbooth.org>
Message-ID: <008b01cafcf4$eb762a10$c2627e30$@org>
A couple of cross pointers:

I'd like to bring a couple of threads together: the discussion
in the W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) on URIs as names
(recent thread 'larry's position on URIs as names') starting
with 
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2010May/0033.html )

and the discussion on urn-nid@apps.ietf.org

http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/urn-nid/current/maillist.html

starting around May 21 2010 on "URI for identifying a host"
around whether it's possible or meaningful to define a URI
scheme that identified a "host" when there was no, or confusing,
operational definition of what, exactly, a "host" was, and how
it might be identified.

The question comes down to whether URIs effectively can identify
something for which there is no clear operational definition.

I should also point out the proposal for a URNbis working 
group in IETF at
http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/urn/current/maillist.html
and the charter there, and suggest that some coordination between
URNbis and W3C would be useful here.

Larry
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http://larry.masinter.net
Received on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 17:01:29 GMT

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