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Re: Web and URN

From: Michael Mealling <michaelm@rwhois.net>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 13:52:35 -0500
Message-ID: <33245873.3C96@rwhois.net>
To: "S. Kusuma" <s.kusuma@usa.net>
CC: www-talk@w3.org
S. Kusuma wrote:
> Hi there!
> Could somebody please hook me up with websites, papers, journals, etc
> regarding these topics:
> 1. World-Wide Web growth and commercialization on the Web

I'll let the rest of the folx on www-talk handle this one.....

> 2. Use or implementation of Uniform Resource Name (URN)and Uniform Resource
> Characteristics (URC)

URNs are very quickly coming together. The drafts are being finalized
and going to standards track in a few weeks. The NAPTR proposal will
be out as an experimental RFC soon. 

Current versions of bind support the NAPTR and SRV records so if you
want to provide a URN resolution service you simply need a current
version of bind. You can find libraries and other software at

URCs are another matter. Ron Daniel and I were the primary folx
pushing URCs. Since we have been putting our efforts into URNs we
really have left URCs alone for a while. Metadata in general
is becoming a hot topic in both the W3C and the IETF as well as other
organizations. I hope that URCs will eventually make it but right now
there are other fish to fry. While I have yet to see a WebCollections
draft I think it MIGHT be a good candidate for a URC.


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