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RE: updating RFC 2718 (Guidelines for new URL schemes)

From: Hammond, Tony <T.Hammond@nature.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 10:00:32 +0100
Message-ID: <125F7834E11A5741A7D79412EE3504F90CE5588D@UK1APPS2.nature.com>
To: 'Larry Masinter' <LMM@acm.org>, 'Eric Hellman' <eric@openly.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org

> I think the position is rather 
> narrower: the argument is that there is little utility in 
> assigned-name systems such as "urn:", and those uses would be 
> as well served by using "http:".

This touches to the heart of the problem with URI. Is it scoped by utility
or identity? It should be noted that the transport of identity is already a
considerable utility within an information space - especially one that seeks
to be global. 


Am heartened by the phrasing 'assigned-name systems such as "urn:"' - which
explicitly recognises that 'urn' is not the only 'assigned-name system'.

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