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Re: oral tradition

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 16:52:14 -0400 (EDT)
To: xml-uri@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0005251649300.3314-100000@tux.w3.org>


On Thu, 25 May 2000, Michael Mealling wrote:

> On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 12:40:30PM -0400, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> > At 12:25 PM 5/25/00 -0400, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
> > >But that consensus isn't clearly and unambiguously recorded 
> > >in 2396, which is obviously the place it belongs.   I don't 
> > >think anyone here would maintain that standards can be based 
> > >on oral tradition.
> > 
> > In large part, I think it's oral traditions that brought us here:
> > 1) the oral traditions in the URI community surrounding RFC 2396
> > 2) the oral traditions in the XML community surrounding 'Namespaces in XML'
> > 
> > At least the oral traditions of the XML community tend to be archived (see:
> > http://www.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/2000/05/0516.html) - I suspect the URI
> > community has similar archives.
> 
> Actually we do but the're quite old and would really serve to confuse
> everyone here since the terminology has evolved over time. Bunyip
> was running the URI list until recently when it went out of business.
> We have hte archive available if you are curious or are interested
> in digital archeology:
> 
> http://www.usrlocalsrc.org/BUNYIP/ftp/mailing-lists/uri.archive/
> 
> The URN mailing list archive is there as well:
> 
> http://www.usrlocalsrc.org/BUNYIP/ftp/mailing-lists/urn-ietf.archive/
> 
> with the current URN list being archived at:
> 
> http://lists.internic.net/archives/urn-ietf.html

See also http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/uri/ for 
archives of uri@w3.org and historical archives of uri@bunyip.com 1994-2000.

I wasn't involved in the W3C hosting of the historical archives so don't
know how comprehensively these reflect the Bunyip-hosted discussion.

Dan
Received on Thursday, 25 May 2000 16:52:14 UTC

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