I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-uri-urn-res-thoughts-00.txt

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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-uri-urn-res-thoughts-00.txt
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 95 15:29:41 -0400
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A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
directories. This draft is a work item of the Uniform Resource Identifiers 
Working Group of the IETF.                                                 

       Title     : Thoughts on Standardizing URN Resolution Protocols      
       Author(s) : K. Sollins
       Filename  : draft-ietf-uri-urn-res-thoughts-00.txt
       Pages     : 2
       Date      : 06/26/1995

The problem of standardizing URN resolution needs to be thought through 
carefully.  If we partition the problem of name resolution, it becomes 
clearer that the user to resolution service interaction should be 
standardized.  In contrast, in order to support a variety of models, 
behaviors, and other policies for name resolution services, we must allow 
for a multiplicity of such services, each perhaps requiring a different 
protocol between its servers.  The URI group can still limit its efforts, 
but should support more than one such service as a proof of concept that 
multiple service types can be supported.                                   

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