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   Re: [xml-dev] URI intents? (was: RDDL: Negotiate out the Noise)

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Jonathan Borden scripsit:

> Maybe the only URIs that are not intended to be resolved are those that are
> not associated with a network protocol. I thought the URI scheme "urn" was
> for that, but people have created protocols to resolve "urn:"s so this isn't
> necessarily true.

No, indeed.  The point of URNs (meaning URIs beginning "urn:") is not
that they can't be resolved, but that they aren't bound to a specific
use of some specific protocol.  An urn:isbn: URI probably can't be
resolved, unless the book is an electronic one; OTOH, an
urn:newsml:reutershealth.com URN definitely can be, though we don't
currently provide a publicly accessible URN resolver.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
Please leave your values        |       Check your assumptions.  In fact,
   at the front desk.           |          check your assumptions at the door.
     --sign in Paris hotel      |            --Miles Vorkosigan


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