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Re: PURLs don't matter, at least in the LOD world

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 11:15:36 -0500
Message-ID: <4F412028.1020508@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 2/19/12 8:21 AM, Ed Summers wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 7:02 PM, David Wood<david@3roundstones.com>  wrote:
>> Given what I personally know of the state of US Government agencies, I'll take your bet whether the Web services of the Library of Congress or OCLC lasts longer :)  You might look back at the tortured history of id.loc.gov before we agree to a figure.
> At least w/ the tortured history of id.loc.gov and lcsh.info I was
> able to permanently redirect lcsh.info to the appropriate places on
> id.loc.gov when lcsh.info was slated for retirement. That way anybody
> who was scrubbing their links (notably the search engines more than
> the semantic web community) would have updated their links.
> I'm with Hugh, putting all your identifier eggs in the basket of
> purl.org (or any 3rd party service) isn't an excuse for not
> thoughtfully managing your URL namespaces and DNS. Perhaps that's
> tilting at windmills, but so be it. In my opinion more still needs to
> be done to educate people about how web architecture actually works
> instead of getting them to invest in niche software solutions,
> maintained by a handful of people with consulting contracts on the
> line.
> //Ed



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