URNs, handles, and Stockholm

William Y. Arms (warms@CNRI.Reston.VA.US)
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 17:40:06 -0500

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Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 17:40:06 -0500
To: uri@bunyip.com
From: "William Y. Arms" <warms@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
Subject: URNs, handles, and Stockholm
Cc: dely@CNRI.Reston.VA.US

At the Danvers meeting of the IETF there was a proposal to compare the
various URN schemes at the Stockholm meeting.

We are just completing an Internet draft describing the Handle System,
which we are submitting as a URN scheme.  Most of the system will be fully
released before the Stockholm meeting.  The draft also describes the
outstanding work that we plan to complete during 1995.

Our target is to have the draft released no later than June 24.  In the
interim, you are encouraged to look at:
This is a draft of a draft.  Please do not distribute it, except to
knowledgeable colleagues or cite the URL.

At Stockholm, we can demonstrate storing and resolving handles,
adminstrative tools, security, use of caching and proxy servers, etc.
Currently there are several million handles loaded in the system which can
be used for stress testing, etc.  Alternatively, it is straightforward to
do mathematical analysis of the system, given assumptions about patterns of
use, but harder to guess what patterns will emerge.  What other preparation
should we make for the meeting?

Bill Arms
David Ely