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RE: "lid" URLs

From: by way of <djz@corp.webtv.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:28:00 +0900
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Agreed.  We were a little careless in our terminology (as others also
pointed out), and I just haven't gotten around to revising the drafts.


Dan Zigmond
Senior Group Manager, Client Technologies
WebTV Networks, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Masinter [mailto:LM@att.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2000 10:33 AM
To: uri@w3.org; www-tv@w3.org
Subject: "lid" URLs

(someone) wrote me:

 > I've just noticed a couple of Internet drafts that propose and refer to a
 > URI scheme called lid:
 >    draft-blackketter-lid-00.txt
 >    draft-finseth-isanlid-00.txt
 > I have two thoughts:
 > (a) these lid:'s look more like URNs to me
 > (b) the lid draft claims that lid:'s are simulatneously URIs and URNs, but
 > they don't conform to URN syntax (in not having a leading "urn:" or
 > namespace identifier parts).

I don't have a problem with URL-schemes that have URN-like semantics,
since there are enough of them already (cid, news, etc.). I think the
wording (saying that lid URLs are URNs) probably needs to change, since
it just adds confusion.

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