Re: URN namespace

Jon Knight (
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 15:10:16 +0100 (BST)

Date: Wed, 16 Aug 1995 15:10:16 +0100 (BST)
From: Jon Knight <>
To: Michael Shapiro <>
Cc: Keith Moore <>,
Subject: Re: URN namespace
In-Reply-To: <>
Message-Id: <>

On Wed, 16 Aug 1995, Michael Shapiro wrote:
> I was trying to ask these 2 questions:
> 1. To get long term persistence, do we have to have a new name space?

I think that a new name space is a definate advantage if we want long 
term persistence.  But we might also when to support ``legacy 
namespaces'' as well.

> 2. Will a new top level DNS domain be a sufficient new name space, or
>    do we have to do something which is not DNS based?

I've been a big DNS fan for a long time; some years ago now Martin 
Hamilton and myself played about with using the DNS to resolve lookups 
for resources because to us it seemed an obvious bit of technology that 
the URI WG could reuse.  Lets make things easy on ourselves, eh?


Jon Knight, Researcher, Sysop and General Dogsbody, Department of Computer
Studies, Loughborough University of Technology, Leics., ENGLAND.  LE11 3TU.
*** Nothing looks so like a man of sense as a fool who holds his tongue ***