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Re: Proposal: 'tag' URIs

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2001 17:13:48 -0400
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To: michaelm@netsol.com, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: michaelm@netsol.com, Tim Kindberg <timothy@hpl.hp.com>, uri@w3.org
At 04:20 PM 5/7/01 -0400, Michael Mealling wrote:
>Nope. URNs have the requirement that once you assign a URN to its
>Resource you can never reassign that URN to some other Resource.
>Sure, you could assign a URN to whatever the http protocol gave you
>on port 80 at cnn.com and that would be a useful thing because then
>I could rely on the fact that, no matter what CNN did to cnn.com or
>whether or not CNN even existed anymore, whenever I used that
>URN I knew that someone hadn't changed the meaning out from under me.

So does this mean that changing the Resource is effectively creating a new 

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