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Re: URN Resolution Paths Considered Harmful

From: Mark Madsen <msm@ansa.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 95 10:23:19 BST
Message-Id: <9507110923.AA27467@euclid.ansa.co.uk>
To: FisherM@is3.indy.tce.com
Cc: uri@bunyip.com, msm@ansa.co.uk
Mark Fisher wrote:
> Because:
> 1) URN resolution services are just a database system; and
> 2) The most successful database technology so far (relational
> databases) does not include the resolution path in the query, but
> leaves up to the resolver;
> I think that we should follow the direction of other database
> systems by not encoding the resolution path into the URN.

Mark, thank you for pointing this out so lucidly.

I would like to reiterate my agreement with this position in the
strongest possible terms.

(See also my response to Rich Salz's message about object technology.)

> Mark Fisher                            Thomson Consumer Electronics

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