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

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 17:36:58 +0200
Message-ID: <44CE239A.5090002@isb-sib.ch>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Carole Goble wrote:
> However, we have problems with the implementation, specifically the use 
> of SOAP within the resolution
> system, because:
> 1. its not needed conceptually
> 2. its costly
> 3. its overkill which affects performance
> 4. the main implementation is Axis based - not suitable for phones, pdas 
> and other thin clients

I'd like to second that.

It's great that someone has come up with a convention for putting a 
database name, identifier and version number into a URI (URL or URN 
wouldn't matter much, if there were a trivial way to convert between the 
two, as can be done with a DOI).

But I'm less enthusiastic about the entire SOAP-based technology stack. May 
be that I don't understand all the problems it was meant to address, but 
for us it's not only overkill, but also simply not practical.
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