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Re: Namespace names: a semi-serious proposal

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 13:59:51 -0400
Message-ID: <392EBB97.782D3A6C@reutershealth.com>
To: abrahams@acm.org, "xml-uri@w3.org" <xml-uri@w3.org>
"Paul W. Abrahams" wrote:

> Maybe the integer dispenser already exists.  If it doesn't,
> it should.  It obviously has many uses.

It does exist, indeed: these chains of integers are called OIDs and
are used in X.500 directories among other places.  There is an OID
for the Internet as a whole (under "ISO-Countries-United States-Department
of Defense" for historical reasons).

It would be good to bring OIDs under URIs by some means such as "oid:"
or "urn:oid:".

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