Re: telephone URLs, comments on draft-antti-telephony-url-04

Patrik =?iso-8859-1?Q?F=E4ltstr=F6m?= (paf@swip.net)
Tue, 30 Jun 1998 09:16:44 +0200


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Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 09:16:44 +0200
To: "Larry Masinter" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>,
        "Vaha-Sipila Antti (NMP)" <antti.vaha-sipila@nmp.nokia.com>
From: Patrik =?iso-8859-1?Q?F=E4ltstr=F6m?=  <paf@swip.net>
Cc: <uri@Bunyip.Com>, <eva@nic-se.se>
Subject: RE: telephone URLs, comments on draft-antti-telephony-url-04

At 00.09 -0700 98-06-30, Larry Masinter wrote:
>It's not actually the case when a web server is changed, either.
>When www.att.com changed and there was www.lucent.com and www.bell-labs.com,
>some of the URLs changed, some stayed, and others disappeared. But it
>didn't mean that the hierarchy was useless to start with, just because
>there is an instance of renaming where it doesn't work.

That is because of an _administrative_ choice! If the hostname changes, the
filenames does not change. When an area code change, the phone numbers do,
by definition, but maybe to the same number within the new area. There _IS_
a difference between these two cases Larry!

You obviously don't understand my arguments in difference, and that you say
that renumbering can be ignored is a slap in the face to the people working
with these issues which have spent not a few hours thinking about this
problem.

Phone numbers are allocated individually. A standard exists in how to write
and format a phone number. The phone equipent locally know what "base" it
has and how to convert a number according to the International standard
into what has to be signalled on the wire. End of story.

   Patrik