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ISBNs quacking

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2000 18:23:30 -0400
Message-Id: <200005292221.SAA12700@hesketh.net>
To: xml-uri@w3.org
At 05:37 PM 5/29/00 -0400, Michael Mealling wrote:
>Does urn:isbn:1-56592-487-9 name or locate?
>
>Before you answer that be aware that there is a standardized process for
>taking that URN, looking it up in an authoritative database and getting
>the exact location of an electronic copy of the resource it names.
>Now, does it name or does it locate?

Er... is there in fact a standardized process?  I'd really like to know
about it, especially if it works for ISBNs in general.

Or is this just another scenario created for debate?

Simon St.Laurent
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