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Re: inames.org and informationcard.net - any feedback from the ?semweb?

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:20:07 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikDxVQM6tNC6OEiNjVD7GhVnoxiQZCBq1MYJYPc@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@gnowsis.com>
Cc: SWIG <semantic-web@w3.org>
On 23 July 2010 16:06, Leo Sauermann <leo.sauermann@gnowsis.com> wrote:

> Hi SemWeb,
> Via http://thepowerofpull.com/, I stumbled upon
> http://www.inames.org
> and
> http://www.informationcard.net
> sounds like a great thing that is somehow related to the ideas of data
> standardization in the semantic web.
> If I read through www.informationcard.net, I see the layer cake of RDF
> and Authentication/Authorization in front of my mental eye, making me
> wanting to eath cake.
> what is the feedback from the semantic web community?

I believe this has been covered in depth.  Last I heard the position was:

In The Architecture of the World Wide Web [1] the TAG sets out the reasons
why http: URIs are the foundation of the value proposition for the Web, and
should be used for naming on the Web.  The TAG has reviewed XRIs twice, once
in a previous draft [2] and more recently the XRI Resolution draft of [3]
and on both occasions we raised a number of questions with the OASIS XRI TC
[4], [5].

The TAG's work in this area is ongoing.  For further information see
ISSUE-50: URNsAndRegistries [6].

We are not satisfied that XRIs provide functionality not readily available
from http: URIs.  Accordingly the TAG recommends against taking the XRI
specifications forward, or supporting the use of XRIs as identifiers in
other specifications.

Tim Berners-Lee and Stuart Williams, co-chairs, W3C Technical Architecture

*I'm not sure if/how things have changed with the upcoming XRI 3.0 spec, but
to date, I've not noticed anything from the TAG.

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