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Re: Boeing XRI Use Cases

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:38:25 +0100
To: "Schleiff, Marty" <marty.schleiff@boeing.com>
Cc: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Booth, David (HP Software - Boston)" <dbooth@hp.com>, <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5b3amaopby.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Schleiff, Marty writes:

> I'm not happy with the ARK approach, because my company may have reason
> to mint a URI like http://boeing.com/ark:/120025/654xz321 that has
> nothing to do with ARK, and has no relationship to the object identified
> by http://loc.gov/ark:/12025/654xz321 or
> http://rutgers.edu/ark:/12025/654xz321.

What is the problem if you do?  If Boeing isn't a party to the ARK
story, then it is under no obligation to behave according to that
story when it handles GET requests.

And of course, in a way parallel to the WEBDAV story told elsewhere in
this thread, a cautious user of ARK-based URIs will make a metadata
request (via an empty query string) to confirm that they have an ARK
URI before proceeding based on that assumption

ht
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