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Re: [BioRDF] All about the LSID URI/URN

From: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2006 19:57:42 -0400
Message-Id: <BF38ED2A-EBF7-4728-8940-D50B4A20A6D6@DrexelMed.edu>
Cc: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
To: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@bio.ri.ccf.org>
Excellent recommendation, Chimezie.

I've looked far and wide for some clarity on this issue beyond the  
specs & standard committee discussion, and I was really greatly  
relieved when I finally came across this article.  I really owe a  
great debt to the IBM DeveloperWorks site for all the many valuable  
articles I've read there.

Xiaoshu's response on this thread brings up some interesting issues  
regarding the uniqueness guarantee.  I would agree it is not about  
'naming' per se, but about supplying a reliable, unique ID that SOME  
service will ultimately be able to resolve for a client, including a  
variety of subtle responses providing the client with actionable  
options, should the first attempt to retrieve the resource fail.


On Jul 7, 2006, at 12:01 PM, Chimezie Ogbuji wrote:

> BTW, with regards to the whole LSID/URI/URN/URL conversation, I  
> thought it would be worthwhile to point out this article (by Dan  
> Connolly no less - so I'm glad he's weighing in on this  
> conversation) on URIs/URLs/URNs which was instrumental for me in  
> getting to the bottom of the confusion (and beyond the  
> misconceptions I had at the time) with these protocols:
> http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-urlni.html
> (Untangle URIs, URLs, and URNs)
> Chimezie Ogbuji
> Lead Systems Analyst
> Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
> Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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> Cleveland, Ohio 44195
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> ogbujic@ccf.org

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