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Re: report: URN Architecture Meeting at University of Tennessee, Oct 30-31

From: Renato Iannella <renato@dstc.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 16:00:22 +1000 (EST)
Message-Id: <199511090600.QAA02537@nova.dstc.edu.au>
To: moore@cs.utk.edu
Cc: urn@mordred.gatech.edu, uri@bunyip.com, urc@lists.gatech.edu
Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu> wrote:
> URN Architecture Meeting
>    examples:  
>     URN:edu/uiuc/ncsa:doc-1234

Two questions:
 - why slashes?
 - why in reverse order ?

We have implemented a URN resolver that uses this syntax:
(of course, it is no great effort to support your syntax)

Also, we assume that the resolver is on machine:
(if the hostname does not already begin with 'urn.')
If not, we try: ncsa.uiuc.edu

> 4. New TLD (probably .URN)
>    It is judged desirable to promote the introduction of a new
>    top-level domain in DNS for the restricted purpose of URN resolution
>    and to ensure/promote the longevity of the names assigned under this
>    TLD.

With a new TLD, are you saying that we (for example) would
have a resolver at dstc.edu.au.urn  ??

Cheers... Renato
Dr Renato Iannella               www: http://www.dstc.edu.au/RDU/staff/ri
Research Data Network CRC                       email: renato@dstc.edu.au
DSTC Pty Ltd                                       phone: +61 7 3365 4310
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