Re: The UR* scheme registry, Citing URL/URI specs

Dave Raggett (dsr@w3.org)
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 14:37:11 -0400 ()


Date: Sat, 25 Oct 1997 14:37:11 -0400 ()
From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
To: "David G. Durand" <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
cc: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>,
Subject: Re: The UR* scheme registry, Citing URL/URI specs
In-Reply-To: <v03007802b07715057519@[205.181.197.112]>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.3.95.971025143511.-3977301J-100000@hazel.hpl.hp.com>

On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, David G. Durand wrote:

> Location independence is really useful (demonstrated fact). The
> counter-argument that location independent names can break is very
> weak given that location dependent identifiers also break
> regularly. 

But there is nothing to stop regular URLs being used as location
independent identifiers. This is just a matter of how you use
the URLs, e.g. you could use a directory service to find a copy
without caring as to where the copy is held.

Regards,

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