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Re: uri, urn and info

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 22:14:27 -0400
To: "John A. Kunze" <jak@ucop.edu>
Cc: uri@w3c.org
Message-ID: <20031009021427.GB26776@mercury.ccil.org>

John A. Kunze scripsit:

> On the other hand, the name authorities for which "info:" is intended
> -- Library of Congress, NASA Bibcodes, OAI identifiers, etc. -- will
> certainly provide among the highest levels of persistence that the
> identifier world will know, based on the seriousness of their missions
> and established reputations.

The identifier "Roma" has been persistently applied to the same city
for the last 2,756 years without any formal registration whatsoever.
The above-mentioned organizations will do well to reach 10% of that
lifetime.

-- 
John Cowan  jcowan@reutershealth.com  www.reutershealth.com  www.ccil.org/~cowan
Original line from _The Warrior's Apprentice_ by Lois McMaster Bujold:
"Only on Barrayar would pulling a loaded needler start a stampede toward one."
English-to-Russian-to-English mangling thereof: "Only on Barrayar you risk to
lose support instead of finding it when you threat with the charged weapon."
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