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Re: URI registries and schemes

From: Tom Petch <nwnetworks@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2007 18:25:39 +0100
Message-ID: <057b01c83e76$854df180$0601a8c0@pc6>
To: "Mike Schinkel" <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>, "'Clive D.W. Feather'" <clive@demon.net>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Schinkel" <mikeschinkel@gmail.com>
To: "'Sean Reilly'" <sreilly@cnri.reston.va.us>; "'Clive D.W. Feather'"
<clive@demon.net>
Cc: "'Erik Wilde'" <dret@berkeley.edu>; <uri@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 11:37 PM
Subject: RE: URI registries and schemes


>
> Clive, Sean:
>
> Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> > There's an accepted
> > way to represent concepts: URNs. To my mind, there should be:
> >
> >     urn:location:wg84:+5217,+00003    (or whatever encoding gets used)
>
> Sean Reilly wrote:
> > +N (where N is however many votes I can afford to buy)
>
> Seems like you both dropped in in the middle of the conversation and missed
> some of the earlier discussion.  A URN is exactly what I proposed on Dec
> 11th for the wgs84 use-case however Erik Wilde dismissed it because of his
> belief that a URN required a resolution mechanism. See my comments that
> start with "The fog is slowly clearing for me" at:
>
>     http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/2007Dec/0042.html
>
> Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> >     urn:location:osgb:TL4652
>
> What does "osgb" refer to in your example?
>
>
Ordnance Survey Great Britain
TL4652 defines a 1km square in Great Shelford just South of Cambridge

Tom Petch
SJ6786

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