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Re: TAG recommends against XRI

From: Ray Denenberg, Library of Congress <rden@loc.gov>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 10:20:03 -0400
Message-ID: <142001c8bb4d$c3db6370$2caf938c@lib.loc.gov>
To: <www-tag@w3.org>

Was there a response from OASIS to the questions asked by Noah in:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Feb/0009.html ?

(Sorry, I suppose I should be able to find it, but I'm not sure where to
look. There's no "next in thread".)



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Williams, Stuart (HP Labs, Bristol)" <skw@hp.com>
To: <www-tag@w3.org>
Cc: "OASIS XRI TC" <xri@lists.oasis-open.org>; "Gabe Wachob"
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:56 AM
Subject: TAG recommends against XRI

In The Architecture of the World Wide Web [1] the TAG sets out the reasons
why http: URIs are the foundation of the value proposition for the Web, and
should be used for naming on the Web.  The TAG has reviewed XRIs twice, once
in a previous draft [2] and more recently the XRI Resolution draft of [3]
and on both occasions we raised a number of questions with the OASIS XRI TC
[4], [5].

The TAG's work in this area is ongoing.  For further information see
ISSUE-50: URNsAndRegistries [6].

We are not satisfied that XRIs provide functionality not readily available
from http: URIs.  Accordingly the TAG recommends against taking the XRI
specifications forward, or supporting the use of XRIs as identifiers in
other specifications.

Tim Berners-Lee and Stuart Williams, co-chairs, W3C Technical Architecture

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/,
[2] publications listed for 15-March-2005 at
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2008Feb/0009.html.
[6] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/issues/50.
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