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RE: Plans for http://larry.masinter.net/duri.html ?

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 14:11:18 -0700
To: "'Dan Brickley'" <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c927f8$132982b0$397c8810$@org>

Hi Dan,

"tdb" and "duri" were written up as a 'thought experiment', and
I didn't pursue them because, well, no point in clogging up the
standards process with specifications that no one actually has
a use for.

I think if they were to be pursued they would belong as top-level
schemes, and not in the 'urn' space or under 'tag', at least in
my own model of how those things work out.

Anyway, I suggest a kind of 'vote with your feet' approach:
if you're willing to push the document through the process, I'll
let you submit it as a joint author.

I *have* been working on some related work with regard to embedded
identifiers in media assets (within XMP) which I think will be
published soon -- I'll send you a pointer when it is.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Brickley [mailto:danbri@danbri.org] 
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 5:01 AM
To: LMM@acm.org
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Subject: Plans for http://larry.masinter.net/duri.html ?

Hi there

There's been a bit of discussion this week on the TAG and RDFa lists 
about "the thing described by" and related techniques for indirect 
identification. So I thought I'd drop you note to find out if you have 
any plans to continue work on the "duri" and "tdb" namespaces, whether 
as URN registrations, standalone URI schemes, or a subspace eg. of tag: 

My own interest comes from some similar tricks used in the FOAF RDF 
vocabulary, where I have a property "isPrimaryTopicOf" (and an inverse, 
  primaryTopic) used for indirectly identifying things via eg. wikipedia 
pages. We don't directly have the temporal aspect though (due to the way 
RDF works). FOAF also uses a similar trick for other kinds of 
identifying property, such as email, openid, hashed email etc. - 

The recent interest around tdb: comes from discussion of RDFa, a syntax 
for embedding RDF inside XHTML and HTML, to make more of the page's 
prose content machine readable. Naturally this often touches on the 
identification and description of the "thing described by" that page, 
... hence this mail.

Thanks for any thoughts,



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