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Re: Announcement: The "info" URI Scheme

From: Patrick Stickler <patrick.stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 11:48:32 +0300
To: "ext Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)" <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BBA06F90.1A28%patrick.stickler@nokia.com>

On 2003-09-30 17:23, "ext Hammond, Tony (ELSLON)" <T.Hammond@elsevier.com>

> The "info" URI
> scheme will facilitate the referencing of information assets that have
> identifiers in such public namespaces by means of URIs. The "info" scheme is
> based on a Registry that invites the registration of public namespaces used
> for the identification of information assets, by the parties that maintain
> the namespaces.

Rather than create yet another URI scheme, particularly one which is not
meaningful to HTTP and the presently defined web architecture, why not
set up the equivalent using http: URIs, and a (distributively) managed
domain name space?

C.f. http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2003Jul/0005.html


> * the Dewey Decimal Classification 22/eng//004.678 (for the term "Internet")
> could be expressed as the "info" URI <info:ddc/22/eng//004.678>


> * the Library of Congress Control Number 2002022641 could be expressed as
> the "info" URI <info:lccn/2002022641>


etc. where 'some.root.domain' is the root domain of the organization
granting sub-namespaces specific to particular naming schemes/organizations
such as DDC, LCCN, etc.

Then, if the owners/managers of those particular naming schemes wish to
publish representations and/or descriptions of the particular resources,
they can, and that information is then available to both Web and Semantic
Web agents.

Why define and manage the URI space outside the scope of the core Web
and SW machinery?



Patrick Stickler
Nokia, Finland
Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2003 04:48:44 UTC

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