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"lid" URLs

From: Larry Masinter <LM@att.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 12:04:47 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20000417120437.036512e0@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: uri@w3.org
(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.


Larry
Received on Sunday, 16 April 2000 23:04:09 UTC

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