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RE: I-D ACTION:draft-hendrikx-wallis-urn-nzl-00.txt

From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 10:29:00 -0600
Message-ID: <15725CF6AFE2F34DB8A5B4770B7334EE07206BF7@hq1.pcmail.ingr.com>
To: "'Roy T. Fielding'" <fielding@gbiv.com>, W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>

Actually, simply system independent of the WWW and http.
Other systems, other purposes.  All it has to do is work. 
As has been established clearly, an identifier is 
as persistent as the system for which it is declared 
is maintained.


From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of
Roy T. Fielding

This is really disappointing, but entirely predictable.
People (and governments) are being sold on URNs based on
a false pretense -- that being "location independent" makes
an identifier more persistent.  To make matters worse, they
assume that NZL will forever remain the three-letter code
for New Zealand.  *sigh*

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