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RE: uri, urn and info

From: Eric Hellman <eric@openly.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 22:30:16 -0400
Message-Id: <p06002014bbaa72111bdc@[10.0.1.2]>
To: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org

At 6:30 PM -0700 10/8/03, Larry Masinter wrote:
>So... what kind of "non-persistent" namespaces does "info" intend
>to register? What good is a non-persistent namespace that
>also has no operational definition?

I've been thinking about this.

It seems impossible to have a name without some degree of 
persistence, but some names can be very useful without the highest 
possible degree of persistence.

for example

x-info:ticker:nyse:TWX
could be made more persistent by adding a year, but the version 
without a year is accessible to more applications because a 
comprehensive database of tickers used over the years is not easy to 
come by. The freedom to trade off persistence for practicality can be 
useful.

Eric
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