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Re: .arpa and persistent namespaces

From: Jonathan Rees <rees@mumble.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:56:28 -0500
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <613902FD-12B8-4ED1-BD65-DF16B8C3AB40@mumble.net>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>

On Jan 14, 2012, at 1:19 PM, Larry Masinter wrote:

> Update to Draft minutes of 4-6 January 2012 TAG F2F:
> Larry: .arpa currently only IPV4-related
> =>
> Larry: .arpa currently only IPV4-related?
> In fact, .arpa works for IPV6, using  .ip6.apa.  The point I really wanted to make is that even 'persistent' name spaces like .arpa still need maintenance in order to be persistently available and useful.  One of the tenets of records management is that for records to be maintained, their use and usefulness needs to be maintained, because otherwise, in disuse, other elements of maintenance are neglected.

Agreed. I guess I assumed the only objects of interest in the actionable persistence discussion were those (such as the referents of DOIs) that are so maintained. 

Establishing names (or identifiers, or locators) for things is logically separate from maintaining the things themselves. The index for the naming system - whether virtual or rule-based, or reified as a file system or database - of course has the requirement you give.

There is no magic. Things don't get done unless someone does them. I thought this went without saying, but maybe not.


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